“I would like to warmly welcome Network Rail’s first public steps to reduce the risk of misuse at Lincoln’s High Street and Brayford Wharf East level crossings by seeking to improve pedestrian access around central Lincoln through the provision of two new footbridges. I gather that representatives from the City and County Councils, the University of Lincoln, as well as residents, workers, and students and visitors to Lincoln, have been or will be invited to contribute to the plans.
“After years of procrastination, it seems that Network Rail are finally taking responsibility for easing the pedestrian and vehicular congestion caused by the barrier down time of its local level crossings. This may well be because the current 20-23 minutes per hour the barriers are down during the day is to be increased by Network Rail to 40+ minutes per hour to allow long freight trains to pass slowly through our beautiful City. Such an increase in barrier down time will not benefit anyone in Lincoln at all.
“However, I and many others in Lincoln will be working with Network Rail closely to try to ensure that this constructive engagement continues into the future.”
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