TWO level crossings in the Moorlands and East Staffordshire area are due to be shut for a number of days while improvement works are carried out at each of the sites. The works being carried out by Network Rail includes installing new, modern level crossing barriers which “will create a more resilient railway, help to reduce delays to services and mean that the level crossings remain fit for purpose.” Caverswall level crossing on Caverswall Lane, between Blythe Bridge and Caverswall, is set to be closed from tomorrow (Thursday, February 27) through until Monday, March 2; while the Hockley level crossing in Uttoxeter, will be closed between Wednesday, March 4 and Monday, March 9.
Network Rail has confirmed that diversion routes will be in place at both sites for the time of these works. A level crossing in Alrewas is also having similar improvement works.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “Network Rail will begin work to improve three level crossings in Staffordshire this week, which will make sure they can continue to be used reliably for years to come.
“Installing new, modern level crossing barriers will create a more resilient railway, help to reduce delays to services and mean that the level crossings remain fit for purpose.
“In order for the work at each level crossing to be carried out safely, there will be changes to access for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.”
Vinny Briggs, Route Level Crossing Manager for Network Rail, added: “This is really important work to modernise these level crossings and make sure they remain fit for purpose.
“The new barriers will improve the reliability of the level crossings in Staffordshire and therefore, help to reduce delays on the railway.
“We are working hard to minimise any disruption whilst this work takes place and would like to thank all those impacted for their patience.”
Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure which includes: 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations.
The organisation also runs 20 of Britain’s largest stations while the remainder, over 2,500, are run by the country’s train operating companies.
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