Nantwich residents are invited to a drop-in event to find out more about the renewal of Newcastle Road level crossing, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan for Wales and Borders.

Between Saturday 5 January and Monday 14 January, the level crossing will be closed to vehicles with a diversionary route in place, whilst Network Rail teams replace the road surface and install a new rubber crossing. Trains will be able to run over the crossing during the week days, with rail replacement buses in operation between Shrewsbury and Crewe during the two weekends of closure.

The drop-in event will take place on Tuesday 4 December from 3pm – 6pm in The Chapel, Regents Par, London Road, CW5 6LW. No appointment is necessary and representatives from Network Rail’s project team will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions ahead of the work.

Sean Wootton, programme manager for Network Rail Wales and Borders, said: “We thank the local community and passengers for their patience while we carry out essential renewals to Newcastle Road level crossing.

“The work will make the crossing safer and more resistant to extreme weather conditions and will result in less temporary closures in the future, as less maintenance work will be required.  Our lineside neighbours will also benefit from a quieter environment from both vehicles and trains passing over the crossing. 

“We have been working closely with train operators and Cheshire East Council to minimise disruption and would encourage nearby residents to come along to the drop-in to find out more about the work.”

Passengers travelling between Shrewsbury and Crewe on 5 & 6 and 12 & 13 January are advised to check their journey with 

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