Mystery solved! Why sponge has been added to Lincoln rail crossings

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Ever walked across the trainline crossing on Brayford Wharf and wondered what that spikey sponge is for? Well we have the answer!

According to Network Rail the sponge is used to stop and deter people from walking on the tracks and makes sure they keep on the path.

The sponge is expected to stay there for the foreseeable future and according to Network Rail is a common sight on crossings.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “It’s there to stop/deter people from walking on the tracks, and I would expect it will be there for the foreseeable future.

“It’s a common thing that is used across the network.”