As part of our plan to support the growth of the British economy, we’re making improvements to the railway to enable more goods to be transported by freight train.
To help the growth of Felixstowe Port, we need to make improvements to the Felixstowe branch line to enable more trains to run.
The Felixstowe Branch Line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. We’re planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.
Authorisation to construct the additional track was secured by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company in 2008 (by way of the Felixstowe Branch Line and Ipswich Yard Improvement Order 2008 and the Felixstowe Branch Line (Land Acquisition) Order 2014).
Network Rail has submitted a separate Transport and Works Act Order application to enable the relevant powers to be transferred to Network Rail. This application was submitted on 28th September 2016 and is currently being considered by the Secretary of State.
The construction of the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe Branch Line and take Lorries off the road.
The Network Rail (Felixstowe Branch Line Improvements - Level Crossings Closure) Order
Proposed changes to the level crossings in the Trimley area
The bridleway bridge is proposed at the existing Gun Lane level crossing. We have designed the bridge with consideration to the environment including local ecology and impact on bats and birds, as well as landscape and visual amenity.
The design has been developed to:
- Reduce the amount of land required
- Reduce the ecological impact
- Reduce visual impact
- Reduce the time taken to construct
- Make the bridge suitable and safe for users
View documents related to the Network Rail (Felixstowe Branch Line Improvements - Level Crossings Closure) Order below
NR01 Application45 Kb
NR02 Draft Order286 Kb
NR03 Explanatory Memorandum215 Kb
NR04 Statement of Aims385 Kb
NR05 List of Consents359 Kb
NR06 Funding Statement32 Kb
NR07 Estimate of Cost38 Kb
NR08 Request for Deemed Planning Permission and Statement of Proposed Planning Conditions1 Mb
NR08 Planning Direction Drawings4 Mb
NR09 Scoping Opinion17 Mb
NR10 Land Works and PRoW Plans4 Mb
NR11 Book of Reference466 Kb
NR12 Consultation Summary Report2 Mb
NR13a Environmental Statement Non Technical Summary4 Mb
NR13b Environmental Statement Vol 11 Mb
NR13c Environmental Statement Vol 216 Mb
NR13d Environmental Statement Vol 370 Mb
NR14 Planning Statement482 Kb
NR15 Plans and Sections10 Mb
Any objections or other representations about the proposals in the application should be sent to the Secretary of State for Transport at the following address and should reference ‘Network Rail (Felixstowe Branch Line Improvements- Level Crossings Closure) Order’:
Transport and Works Act Orders Unit, General Counsel's Office, Department for Transport, Zone 1/18, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR
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An objection or representation must:
- Be received by the Secretary of State on or before 19 April 2017
- Be made in writing (whether sent by post or email)
- State the grounds of the objection or other representation
- Indicate who is making the objection or representation
- Give a postal address to which correspondence relating to the objection or representation may be sent.
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