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  • East Coast Main Line level crossing closure study

    Delivering a safer, more efficient and reliable railway

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  • This consultation is now closed; the information contained here is provided for archive purposes only. No further comments will be collated.

    The feasibility study into closing level crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and Doncaster as part of our commitment to deliver a safer, more efficient and reliable railway ended on 6 June 2015.

  • The results of the survey were extremely helpful and we would like to re-iterate our appreciation to all those who contributed. The results have allowed us to develop a preferred option for each crossing and a detailed understanding of the steps that would be required to close them, as well as the impact these closures would have on the communities nearby.

    Based on the information we have gathered, we have decided not to go ahead with a single programme of level crossing closures. Instead we will take a case-by-case approach, looking to close level crossings as part of other planned improvement work over the next five-year funding period (2019-2024) and beyond, or where an opportunity for closure becomes apparent due to development activity in surrounding areas.

    It is our intention, where possible, to update you towards the end of this year on which level crossings may be subject to further work with a view to closure. In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or by emailing quoting "East Coast Main Line level crossing closures".

    Documents archive

    To view the documents which were presented as part of the feasibility study, visit our consultation archive.

    National level crossing risk reduction programme

    The aim of our national level crossing risk reduction programme is to close level crossings where possible to make the railway safer for both road and rail users, as well as communities living close to the railway.

    As part of this programme, we are committing £96m of investment over the next four years to reduce the risk of accidents at level crossings, in addition to the 25% reduction in risk achieved between 2009 and 2014.

    You can read more about the programme by visiting our level crossings pages.