– Network Rail spokesperson
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.
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.