Public meeting on rail crossing in Nottinghamshire

Lindsey Inger
Lindsey Inger Photo: Family Photo

Network Rail and the operators of Nottingham's tram network, Nottingham Express Transit (NET), can expect some tough questioning tonight after the death of a teenage girl on a pedestrian level crossing.

Dozens of people are expected to pack into a public meeting to discuss the safety of a public footpath which crosses the track near Bestwood Village.

Lindsey Inger
Lindsey Inger Credit: Family Photo

Last month, Lindsey Inger, 13, was hit by a tram and became the third person to be killed at the crossing. In 2004, Jean Hoggart and her grandson Mikey died when they were struck by a train on the railway line which runs alongside the tram track.

The crossing in question
The crossing in question Credit: ITV Central

Tonight, Lindsey's family and other campaigners at the meeting will call for the crossing to be closed while a safety review is carried out. Many people want a footbridge in its place.

"This recent incident is a tragedy and our thoughts are with Lindsey's family and friends. We have committed to work with NET to understand how this happened and take any action which is appropriate as a result of their investigation. I am attending this evening’s meeting with my team to listen to local people on their thoughts about both crossings at this location. It is important that we work with local stakeholders to find the right solution for this location and I am making a public commitment to do so."**

– Martin Frobisher, Route Managing Director for Network Rail