Anger over rail crossing death

ITV News has learned that Network Rail was warned someone could die at a level crossing in Nottingham months before a teenage girl was killed there.

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Anger as Network Rail warned over crossing 'months' before fatality

The family of a teenage girl who was killed at a tram crossing in Nottinghamshire say they are shocked and angry that Network Rail were warned of the dangers more than a year before she died.

Lindsay Inger was hit by a tram in Hucknall in November. Now it has emerged rail experts gave warnings about the layout of the crossing 14 months before she lost her life. Chris Halpin reports.

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Network Rail: 'we're investing in level crossings'

We recognise that level crossings can be dangerous which is why over the past two years we have closed over 700 and are investing some £130m in improvements.

By early next year we will have made improvements at some 2,500 of the country’s 6,500 crossing and continue a national public awareness campaign to help educate people about their dangers and how to use them correctly.

With the co-operation and support of the local community we have been able to close Bayles & Wylies level crossing while we work with the local authority on the planning application for a new footbridge.

– Network Rail spokesperson

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