Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Network Rail have highlighted Langley Green crossing as the most abused in the Midlands/North West/North London area. They have noted 14 incidents of mis-use since January 2005. Reports indicate motorists speeding up to avoid the crossing closure and pedestrians jumping the barriers to cross the line.

Local councillor Martin Prestidge claims that the CCTV control of the crossing contributes to the abuse as the barriers can be closed for up to half an hour at a time.

Photo - Andrew Doherty, http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk

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Comment - Closed for half and hour at a time? I'll have to look into that. And as Birmingham's not too far away, I might pop over for a site visit sometime in the New Year.


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