As part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, we're proposing to close Peckfield Level Crossing, near Micklefield.
We are responsible for maintaining the railway network, which includes making it as safe as possible for passengers and the public.
Because we are proposing to increase the speed that trains currently run on the track through Micklefield, we want to close Peckfield Level Crossing. Level crossings can pose a serious risk to members of the public and we want to reduce the risk of an accident.
We are currently developing options to minimise the impact of this closure and will share more details on this page in due course.
We are also considering land to the south of the railway near Micklefield as potential sites for the location of a new Track Sectioning Cabin, which will be required for the smooth operation of the upgraded railway, and a temporary construction compound while works are being carried out.
Current status and next steps
We are currently in the early stages of developing options to minimise the impact of closing Peckfield Level Crossing and are continuing to engage landowners and key stakeholders potentially affected by the proposals.
We expect to hold a public consultation for the closure of the level crossing in 2022 and we will update this webpage with more information in due course, including on the consenting process and anticipated timescales.
The public consultation will provide the wider community with the opportunity to review our proposals and provide feedback. We will then use this feedback in the development of our preferred scheme.
If you have any questions or enquiries, please email TranspennineEngagement@networkrail.co.uk.