Monday, November 27, 2006


Network Rail have announced plans to improve the track and signalling in the Lincoln area. Part of the plan is for the High Street MCB, currently operated from the adjacent signal box, to be controlled by CCTV from a new signalling centre at West Holmes.

The crossing, which has been known to fail, is a busy city centre crossing close to the railway station.

Photo - Wikimedia Commons

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Comment - This will be interesting. I visit Lincoln several times a year; this is a very busy crossing for both pedestrians and road traffic. I can't wait to see how the diversions are managed when the crossing has to be closed.

Also, the crossing keeper has a good all-round view at the moment, able to see vehicles and pedestrians well in advance of the crossing. How will CCTV control impact on closure times? We'll just have to wait and see...


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