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Dangerous Level Crossing To Close


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."

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