Wednesday 3 July 2013

Network Rail to Lock Low Hutton Level Crossing Gates

For many years there has been a 'User Worked' Level Crossing allowing vehicles and pedestrians to cross the main York-Scarborough railway line from the fields on the hillside at Low Hutton on to the banks of the River Derwent.

A Transpennine Express passenger train approaches the Low Hutton level crossing (click to enlarge)
However Network Rail has safety concerns about the crossing - there is restricted visibility for train drivers - and so they have decided that the crossing will no longer be available for vehicle or public pedestrian access.

Low Hutton level crossing gates (click to enlarge)
At this stage we're not sure if the gates will simply be locked or if they will be replaced by pedestrian-only gates usable only by key-holders.

If you have any questions or concerns about this they should be directed to Network Rail:

National Rail Online Contact Form

Information on User Worked Crossings

National Rail Helpline: 08457 11 41 41

All material © Philip Stone 2013

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