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A rail crossing at Mount's Bay will be closed from today following an inquest earlier this month into the death of Jeanette Nicholls. The 73-year-old was hit by a train as she crossed the line near the Mexico Inn at Long Rock in October last year.
Cornwall Council said the ‘emergency closure’ was because of a request from Network Rail. A temporary diversion in in place whilst the crossing is examined for safety reasons.
A level crossing near Penzance where a grandmother was killed will close today. Jeanette Nicholls was hit by a train as she crossed the line at Long Rock in October last year. She was the second person to die there.
The foot crossing will remain closed until a decision is made on improving its safety or shutting it permanently.
Network Rail called for the closure after it was recommended by the coroner at the inquest into the 73-year-old woman's death.