Broome Lane level crossing

Upgrade works to begin on Leicestershire level crossing

In order to improve reliability for users and local rail services, Network Rail are set to carry out replacement works on a Leicestershire level crossing.

The improvement works have been earmarked to ensure a more resilient railway and ensure the level crossing remains fit for purpose.

Between June 17-24, 2021, engineers will replace the barriers and equipment with new, modern versions at the level crossing at Broome Lane, in Charnwood.

The lights at the crossing will also be upgraded, as well as the installation of new reflective signs to improve safety at the crossing.

At the same time, new road traffic lights are set to be installed.

Network Rail will close the crossing during the time the work is being carried out, to ensure it can take place safely.

Leicestershire County Council have worked with Network Rail to minimise disruption in the area as much as possible, with diversions signposted for drivers and no pedestrian access during the period of time works are taking place.

Train services are not expected to be impacted by the improvement works.

Vinny Briggs, Route Level Crossing Manager for Network Rail, said: “This work will make sure Broome Lane level crossing remains safe and reliable for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians crossing the railway. 

“Upgrading the barriers and equipment at the crossing now will reduce the amount of maintenance required, meaning less disruption for passengers and for people in the community in future.

“We want to thank people in the area for their patience whilst these vital improvements are carried out.”

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