Ufton disaster crossing to shut

Network Rail are to replace the level crossing where seven people died in a crash in 2004.

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Bridge planned at level crossing

New railway bridge
A bridge like this will replace the level crossing at Ufton Nervet Credit: ITV Meridian

The level crossing at Ufton Nervet in Berkshire where seven people died in a 2004 rail accident is to be closed and replaced with a bridge like this.

It brings to an end a long campaign by local people and those involved in the accident for safety improvements just days before the anniversary of the accident.

Network Rail looked at three options but say the safest is a bridge.

The company will now look to design the new road crossing, negotiate with land owners and find the necessary funding.

Ufton Nervet crossing to shut

Network Rail has announced its preferred option for replacing the level crossing in Ufton Nervet where seven people died in an accident in 2004.

The crossing is due to be renewed and the rail firm has studied the feasibility of the three options available including replacing the crossing with a road bridge, an underpass or installing full-barriers. The company's preferred choice is to replace the level crossing with a bridge.