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Footbridge proposed where 13-year-old killed

Plans for a new footbridge over a level crossing where a 13-year-old was killed have been submitted by Network Rail.

An open day is being held at St Marks Church today in Bestwood, so people can see the proposal and talk to Network Rail staff.

The latest victim was 13-year-old Lindsey Inger who was hit by a tram last November.

A computer generated image of the proposed footbridge at Bestwood Credit: Network Rail


Plans for bridge at fatal crossing to be discussed later

Councillors will meet Network Rail officials later to discuss plans for a bridge at a rail and tram crossing which has claimed the lives of three people in the last four years.

Tributes laid at the scene where Lindsey Inger was killed Credit: ITV News Central

Lindsey Inger, who was 13, died after being hit by a tram on the pedestrian level crossing in Hucknall.

Today's meeting will discuss plans - but a decision won't be made until a later date.

13-year-old Lindsey Inger Credit: ITV News Central

Tributes from friends paid to Lindsey Inger who died after being hit by a tram in Nottinghamshire

Friends of Lindsey talking to ITV Central Credit: ITV Central

Friends of Lindsey Inger have today paid tribute to her during a Fun Day, which has been organised to help pay for her funeral wake and memorial.

Many people attended the fundraiser, with close friends gathering to tell ITV Central what Lindsey's death has meant to them.

"We've watched her grow from a baby to her becoming a beautiful girl with her whole life ahead of her."

"We'll never forget the day she went – rest in peace Linsey"

"It was the day before my birthday and I'll never forget the day she went."

"We love her so much and it's horrible that we had to say goodbye."

"Rest in peace Lindsey - we'll never forget you."

Inside the Fun Day in Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV Central

Memorial day for teenager killed by tram in Nottinghamshire

The friends and family of a teenager killed by a tram in Nottinghamshire have today held a fun-day in her memory.

Lindsey Inger died last month at a controversial level crossing in Hucknall. The event today was to raise money for her funeral wake and memorial.

The money will also be invested in security at the crossing where she died, to avoid any further incidents.

Temporary footbridge planned at level crossing

Network Rail have confirmed that they are planning on building a temporary footbridge at the level crossing in Bestwood Village in Nottinghamshire, where teenager Lindsey Inger died last week.

Martin Frobisher, Route Managing Director for Network Rail, said:

"This recent incident is a tragedy and our thoughts are with Lindsey's family and friends.

We have committed to work with Nottingham Express Transit to understand how this happened and take any action which is appropriate as a result of their investigation.

"I attended the public meeting with my team to listen to local people on their thoughts about both crossings at this location.

At the meeting I made a public commitment to work with the local Council and NET to look at installing a temporary footbridge."

– Network Rail


Meeting held over rail crossing in Nottingham

The crossing where the accident happened Credit: ITV Central

A public meeting is being held to discuss the safety around a railway crossing in Bestwood Village in Nottingham.

Last month, 13-year-old Lindsey Inger was killed there as she walked her friends home.

Hucknall West Councillor, Chris Baron has organised the meeting, along with Lindsey's mum, Marlene Starling.

Representatives from Network Rail and Nottingham Express Transit, who run the tram network in the city, will be present at the meeting.

Mr Baron and Lindsey's mum want to find a solution to the problems with the crossing.

MP calls for improvements to tram crossing in Nottinghamshire

An MP is demanding rail authorities take urgent action after a teenage girl was killed at a pedestrian level crossing in Nottinghamshire. 13-year-old Lindsey Inger died last month after being hit by a tram.

The MP for Sherwood, Mark Spencer, has written to the Office of Rail Regulation & the Health & Safety Executive asking for improvements to be made to the crossing. Phil Brewster reports.

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