– Spokesman for Network Rail
Following the coroner’s recommendation for the Mexico foot path crossing to close, we requested an emergency closure and are pleased that this will be implemented by Cornwall Council on 21 December.
Network Rail is committed to improving safety at level crossings and closure is always our preferred option. We would like to make this closure permanent as soon as possible.”
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.