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09.05.13

New footbridge to boost safety at danger crossing

Work has begun on a new footbridge in Fishbourne to improve safety at level crossings.

The level crossing is one of the most dangerous on the network, and has seen three fatalities, 22 near misses with trains, nine reports of misuse and 18 acts of vandalism over the past few years.

The bridge will provide step-free access across the railway. Work began at the end of April and is due to open in August.

Tim Robinson, Network Rail’s route managing director for Sussex, said: “Network Rail is committed to improving safety when crossing the railway and will close level crossings and replace them with bridges where ever possible.

“This crossing has a history of incidents and misuse. We have worked with the local authority and engaged with local people to close it and the new bridge will make crossing the railway in Fishbourne safer for thousands of people every year.”

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