Lincolnshire level crossing to reopen to motorists next week after temporary closure: Barton Lane LC closure

Thursday 30 Nov 2023

Lincolnshire level crossing to reopen to motorists next week after temporary closure

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Network Rail is working to reopen a level crossing in Lincolnshire on Monday morning after damage caused by a road traffic collision had forced it to temporarily close to motorists.

Barton Lane level crossing, close to Thornton Abbey station, is set to open from 06.00 on Monday 4 December after one of the crossing’s flashing red warning lights was knocked over after a vehicle crashed into it, causing it to temporarily close.

The collision with the red road light, which advise motorists when a train is approaching, has caused a knock-on effect meaning a light on the railway line which signals to train drivers whether the crossing is safe to pass over isn’t working.

To protect the safety of road users and that of passengers and train crew, College Road, which passes over the crossing, had to be closed in both directions while repairs are carried out at the crossing.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We are sorry for the inconvenience that closing the road over Barton Lane level crossing has caused to motorists. However, our teams have worked hard to repair vital safety equipment and we hope that the crossing will reopen to motorists from Monday morning.

“The safety of drivers, passengers, and train crew is vital which is why we have acted in the way we have. We want to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while this work has been carried out.”

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