In preparation for the Transpennine Route Upgrade, we are currently exploring the closure of three private railway crossings close to Church Fenton. This includes Rose Lane, Adamsons and Poulters Level Crossings.
We are developing options for a new highway bridge to maintain access to the properties on Rose Lane and local farms. We are currently engaging with land and home owners in the area who will be impacted by the proposals, with a view to carrying out a wider public consultation later in the year.
Ecology Surveys and the Environment
We are currently carrying out seasonally-restricted ecology surveys in the local area. This is to help us understand the existing conditions anddevelop our proposals to mitigate the closure of these crossings. All surveys will be carried out in accordance with current government restrictions and with consent from the relevant landowners.
We have a sustainability strategy and will be completing environmental work that will help show how the design for the new access across the railway will bring benefits to those in the surrounding area, while respecting the natural and human environment.
Our proposed designs will aim to:
- Minimise landscape issues and visual intrusions;
- Use engineering techniques that minimise the carbon footprint of the scheme;
- Minimise resource use and waste;
- Responsibly source materials such as timber; and
- Improve biodiversity.
While our proposals are still at an early stage, we are looking to hold a public consultation exploring the closure of the level crossings later this year. This consultation will give the local community an opportunity to comment on our proposals and provide their feedback.
We will share further details around the timing of the public consultation once the dates are confirmed.
If you would like any further information on Rose Lane level crossing, please contact our 24-hr Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact us page.