: Waiting for next track...

Wessex FM News

Dangerous Level Crossing To Close

news_train.jpg

Published at 12:01pm 4th June 2012.

One of the country's most dangerous level crossings could be scrapped in Dorset.

The Wareham Station footpath crossing has more than 3 times the number of incidents than any other crossing in the South West.

Network Rail has earmarked the site for closure.

Manually operated gates were installed 2 years ago after CCTV footage appeared of people putting their lives at risk in front of oncoming trains.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "We are committed to an extensive national programme of level crossing closures and the footpath crossing at Wareham is one earmarked for inclusion. We are at an early stage and are in discussion with Dorset and Purbeck councils about providing an alternative route across the railway."

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Wessex FM

dorset business directory

West Dorset MPU
Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

Dramatic rescue operation at Kimmeridge Bay

A woman fell, causing a nasty head injury.

Weekend Local Football Results

The Terras hosted Merthyr Town.

Man arrested after Christmas Day assault in Weymouth

It's alleged the victim was hit from behind by a blunt weapon.

Open up your garden and raise money for Weldmar

It's a great way to meet new people and get some gardening tips.

Disability campaigners will 'continue to fight' despite council outcome

An amendment for £5 million more funding for Children's Services was voted down at a meeting.

More news...