Friday 27 Jul 2007
ELSENHAM STATION FOOTBRIDGE TO OPEN
Notes to editorsThe area around the level crossing will be closed to all traffic on the following dates and times: - 27th July 00:01 to 06:00 28th July 00:01 to 06:00 29th July 00:01 to 06:00 31st July 00:01 to 06:00 Since December 2005, a number of other measures have already been implemented to make the crossing at Elsenham even safer: a second ticket machine has been installed; permanent CCTV cameras are in place. Network Rail has always made clear that the footbridge must be available prior to the locking of the gates so not to reduce safety at the station.
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