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Plans for Lincoln level crossing footbridges move on

Plans to add footbridges to Lincoln’s central level crossings finally have a proposed date for submitting a planning application, after a city-wide consultation.

Network Rail said it is aiming to put forward a planning application for the crossing on Brayford Wharf East in December, with the High Street plan to follow.

The rail company is proposing to erect two bridges over the two level crossings in order to reduce waiting times and stop dangerous behaviour at the barriers.

As previously reposted, Network Rail demonstrated the ideas for the footbridges at two stalls in St Mark’s and the Waterside Shopping Centre.

From October 19 and 20, Network Rail will host another public exhibition with more detailed plans so Lincoln residents can add their comments on the plans.

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “We have been taking advice from City and County Council representatives and specialists from English Heritage and the Environment Agency to try and find a suitable solution for these sites.

“We remain committed to finding a solution for the High Street site. However, further discussions are required before we are able to present designs to the public. This work is progressing at speed.”

Full details of the public events will be confirmed in due course.

Source: Network Rail