Slipe Lane level crossing, Wormley - feasibility study

Closed 1 Oct 2015

Opened 4 Sep 2015

Overview

We are carrying out a feasibility study to explore potential options to enable closure of Slipe Lane Public Footpath level crossing in Wormley, Hertfordshire on the Bethnal Green to Kings Lynn line. This is part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a safer, more efficient and reliable railway.

This section of the line is heavily trafficked by services to Hertford, Cambridge, Kings Lynn & Stansted Airport.  The line is extremely busy with approximately 10 trains per hour, some running at full line speed, and the crossing is a user operated Stop Look and Listen ‘Kissing’ gate type.

We’ve already taken steps to close many crossings across the network and improve people’s understanding of their potential dangers.

We’re now looking to find potential solutions for the level crossings in your area by balancing the needs of the local community with those of road and rail passengers.

Why We Are Consulting

 

We’re committed to delivering a safer, more efficient and reliable railway, whilst improving connectivity within local communities.

Closing level crossings will help:

• Deliver a safer, more efficient and reliable railway which is vital in supporting the UK economy

• Improve safety of pedestrians, cyclists and rail users

• Reduce delays to trains and pedestrians.

• Improve connectivity which has a tangible economic benefit

• Crossings are expensive to maintain and renew

Please let us know what you think about the preferred options presented.  The feedback collated will help inform the final scheme design.

You can submit comments in the following ways:

• Freepost questionnaire

• By filling in our online survey below

Please note, consultation feedback must be submitted by 4th October 2015

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Cycling
  • Walking / Rambling
  • Improving communities
  • Listed Buildings
  • Railway Heritage
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Environment
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Waterways
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Visual Impacts