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Backing for 'safer' level crossing

Councillors in West Berkshire have backed new calls for safety improvements at Ufton Nervet following eight deaths at the level crossing since 2004.

Hundreds of local people signed a petition calling on the council to press Network Rail to install a full barrier crossing or make other improvements.

Councillors of all parties backed the motion last night. Network Rail say a review is underway.

Will level crossing where eight have died finally get gates?

Councillors in West Berkshire were tonight presented with a petition demanding improvements be made to the Ufton Nervet level crossing.

Eight People have died at the crossing since 2004.

Councillors are voting on a motion to pressurise Network Rail to upgrade the crossing with half barriers to one with gates that fully go over the road. Network Rail is reviewing the crossings future.