Statement on the news that permission to build a new bridge over the Lincoln High Street level crossing has been granted

“I am very pleased that the plans for a new footbridge over Lincoln High Street’s level crossing have finally been approved. This decision ensures that the level crossing at street level will not be closed and for that I, and I am sure all my constituents and businesses on and around the High Street, are grateful.

“We in Lincoln should not have had to wait over 30 years for the footbridge in our High Street to be re-instated, but I am proud that, with assistance from Lincolnshire County Council and more recently appointed Network Rail Senior Directors, I have made real positive progress on this issue at the two most at risk level crossings in the centre of my Constituency. 

“I have fought very long and hard, without any help or support from my political opponents, to ensure that Lincoln High Street remains open and accessible at ground level once the footbridges were in place. On this and other transport issues, I have campaigned as I have always said I would: to improve our City for those who live, work and visit what is beyond doubt the most loved City in the East Midlands.”

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.