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Partner event | Network Rail - Newark to Lincoln Level Crossing and Signalling Project information event

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020
Location: Newark

Network Rail is inviting residents to public information events in August on the Newark to Lincoln level crossing and signalling project 

12th August - Collingham Memorial Hall, 67 High Street, Collingham, Newark NG23 7LB 

13th August - Best Western Hotel, Newark Road, South Hykeham LN6 9NH 

Both events shall run from 14:30 - 18:30.

At these events Network Rail intends to provide local people with more information regarding works due to take place on the railway in the area.

In 2022, Network Rail plans to make significant improvements to the level crossings and signalling infrastructure on the Newark to Lincoln line. Once these works are complete the line speed shall also be increased to 75mph where at present it alternates between 50mph and 70mph.

The existing infrastructure is in many locations at the end of, or has even considerably exceeded, its expected life expectancy. Network Rail therefore intends to undertake works at 13 level crossings on the public highway and at 3 level crossings on public footpaths including:

  • 3 level crossing upgrades utilising obstacle detecting technology;
  • 1 full level crossing closure and construction of new diverted road;
  • 1 full renewal of the existing crossing;
  • 5 minor infrastructure upgrades at crossings to improve safety and reliability;
  • Works at 1 bridleway crossing to be confirmed;
  • 3 level crossings on public footpaths to be upgraded to ensure they remain safe once the line speed is increased.

 

The work will also include renewing the signalling infrastructure thereby replacing the last of the mechanical signals on the line with modern lightweight LED signals. These works will be taking place at various locations in the area prior to planned completion at the end of 2022 and will require our teams to access the railway numerous times in order to undertake a wide range of activities. 

These works are vital to ensure that the Newark to Lincoln line and the crossings associated with it, are safe and fit for the future, ensuring the railway continues to improve its service to the local community.

For confirmation of the list of locations affected, please see the table below overleaf.

Affected Level Crossings

Location

Post Code

Existing Crossing Type

Works Description

Cottage Lane

NG23 7QJ

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Conversion to Manually Controlled Barrier with Obstacle Detection

Coney Green

NG23 7QJ

Public Footpath Crossing

Red light warning system

Westbrook Lane

NG23 7RE

Gated Crossing with Miniature Stop Light

New CCTV cameras installed

Butts

NG23 7NA

Public Footpath Crossing

Red light warning system

Dykes End

NG23 7NA

Public Footpath Crossing

Red light warning system

Collingham Station

NG23 7RB

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Conversion to Manually Controlled Barrier with Obstacle Detection

Cross Lane

NG23 7NY

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Crossing closure and construction of new highway

Swinderby Road

NG23 7NY

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Full renewal

South Scarle Lane

LN6 9JA

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Signalling upgrade

Meardsall Lane

LN6 9JA

User Worked Crossing

Solution for bridleway to be confirmed

Swinderby Station

LN6 9HY

Manually Controlled Gated Crossing

Conversion to Manually Controlled Barrier with Obstacle Detection

Eagle Barnsdale

LN6 9EA

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Telecommunications upgrade

Eagle & Thorpe

LN6 9DY

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Telecommunications upgrade

Thorpe-on-the-Hill

LN6 9BS

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Telecommunications upgrade

Hykeham

LN6 9AT

Automatic Half Barrier Crossing

Conversion to Manually Controlled Barrier with Obstacle Detection

There is no need to confirm attendance, please simply turn up on the day and Network Rail shall be ready to discuss the project and answer your queries.

Please be aware that due to the restrictions caused by coronavirus there will be social distancing measures in place and a strict limit on the number of people allowed within the hall at any one time. Network Rail would therefore ask you to be patient should you be asked to remain outside until we are able to allow you in.

if you have any additional questions or concerns, please visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contact or telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

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