Thursday 23 Oct 2003


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Network Rail is investing £750,000 into the railway at Darsham.  The level crossing is reaching the end of its useful life and as a result the whole crossing, its controls and equipment will be replaced. Mark Phillips, Network Rail, Regional Director said: “We are committed to delivering a safe performing railway and the work at Darsham will deliver this.  £750,000 is being invested in new control equipment, which will be upgraded and relocated to a new equipment cabinet.  The barriers will also be replaced and new traffic lights installed.” The work will take nine days, starting on Saturday 25 October, and we want to ensure that passengers, pedestrians and motorists are disrupted as little as possible.  Therefore we will be manually controlling the crossing with an attendant, traffic lights and half road closures during the work.  The A12 through Darsham will remain open at all times. Buses will replace trains between Saxmundham and Lowestoft on Sunday 26 October and Sunday 2 November.  A normal train service will be operated during the work on all other days. The new crossing will be tested and reopened on Monday 3 November.  - more - Darsham – 2 For train service information contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit

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