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The Beatles' famous Abbey Road crossing 'may get lollipop lady'

The stars of the West End musical 'Let it be': Paul Mannion, Manny Angeletti, Ben Lullingworth, and Michael Gagliano. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The famous Abbey Road crossing may be about to get a new addition - a lollipop lady.

Westminster Council is considering having someone to help people use the crossing due to safety concerns for the "thousands and thousands" of Beatles fans who take pictures there.

In some cases, fans are putting themselves at risk of frustrated drivers who often struggle to make it over the crossing because of the constant stream of pedestrians attempting to recreate the image.

Buses carrying tourists can also cause traffic chaos by double-parking or parking on yellow lines.

The Beatles icon picture was made into a stamp. Credit: Royal Mail/PA

The zebra crossing, in St John's Wood, north London, was made famous by the band in 1969.

Westminster Council said it is discussing options to manage the busy traffic flow, including the possibility of employing a lollipop lady or man.

Lots of bands as well as fans used the crossing for a photo op. Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

The discussions emerged as the stars of the West End musical Let It Be posed for their own photograph on the crossing, exactly 45 years after the album cover was shot.

It's a residential area and it's not geared to receiving thousands and thousands of people - so it's quite hard to get some tangible solutions. Obviously we don't want to be spoilsports, we are really proud of our musical heritage. I've seen huge double-decker buses parking on double yellow lines right outside the studio, causing total chaos to traffic and causing danger to people trying to get their photograph. It would be good to have somebody there permanently.

– Westminster City councillor Lindsey Hall