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58 Scottish crossings close as Network Rail reaches target to shut 750 UK-wide

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58 Scottish crossings close as Network Rail reaches target to shut 750 UK-wide

 

 

58 Scottish crossings close as Network Rail reaches target to shut 750 UK-wide

 

Network Rail has now reached its target of closing 10% of Britain’s crossings – 750 in total – by April 2014.

The target, set in 2010, has contributed to a reduction in the overall risk level crossings pose to the network by 25%.

In Scotland, 58 crossings have been removed from the rail network in the last four years, while 15 of the country’s 23 open level crossings have been fitted with the company’s new AOCL+B barrier system. In total, there are 591 crossings in Scotland.

The majority of crossings closed have been footpath or user worked crossings (on private land and largely used by land owner, farmers, delivery and utility vehicles but run across main line railway).

Across the UK since 2010, Network Rail has invested £131m in a national level crossings improvement programme, which by the end of March will have resulted in:

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