March 4, 2019 4.59 pm This story is over 56 months old

Cleethorpes level crossing to close

A ‘public information’ event will be held this month

Network Rail has said it will close a Cleethorpes level crossing later this month, sparking opposition from hundreds of local people.

The Suggitt’s Lane level crossing connects Suggitt’s Lane to Cleethorpes promenade, with over 50 passenger and freight trains travelling over it daily.

Network Rail will close the crossing later this month to improve safety where it says there have been many instances of both intentional and non-intentional misuse.

This includes people walking up the tracks, using motorcycles on the crossing and young children crossing unaccompanied.

Network Rail’s public information event will take place at Saint Peter’s Church Hall in Cleethorpes on Thursday, March 21 between 3pm and 7pm.

Representatives from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions which residents may have. Anyone who cannot make the event but wishes to find out more should contact the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Over 950 people oppose the closure

Lynn Sayles created a poll in the Facebook group DN35 CrimeWatch asking people to sign indicating whether they agree to the closure or want to save the crossing.

Over 950 people selected the ‘Save the Suggitt’s crossing from closing’ option. Less than 50 did not want to save it.

The post states that if the crossing closed it would affect so many people as well as the amount of footfall on the North promenade and onto the beach and shopping areas.

She said local councillors Matthew Patrick and Debbie Rodwell oppose this and are actively doing what they can do save the crossing.