Network Rail extends Lincoln level crossing consultation

Network Rail’s consultation for adding two new footbridges on the High Street and Brayford Wharf level crossings in Lincoln has been extended.

The company says this is because it has seen significant interest in the scheme, and more detailed plans of the bridges should be available next month.

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail said: “We were very pleased that around 600 people attended our public events earlier this month.

“We received strong support for the bridges from the vast majority of them. All of the comments we have received are now being fed into the design process.

“We intend to have detailed designs to share with the people of Lincoln next month, allowing time for further comments before we submit a planning application in September.”

The consulation plans are available online, and comments can be submitted to the project team via email.

Network Rail wants to develop designs for the bridges which are in keeping with and will enhance the city centre and has received advice from City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln.

“Much level crossing misuse results from people not thinking about the risks but we believe frustration caused by the location of the crossings is also a factor in Lincoln,” Phil Vester added.

“The crossings here are already the highest possible safety design so we needed a pragmatic, joint effort to further reduce the risk of misuse.”

Here are the plans Network Rail is consulting on (click to enlarge):

Source: Network Rail | Main photo: Adam Rhoades