Road bridge could take the place of Offord Cluny level crossing

10:42 16 July 2014

Level crossing.

Level crossing.

Archant

A new road bridge across the railway at Offord Cluny could replace the level crossing, which has been earmarked for closure.

Network Rail wants to close all the crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and Doncaster and is consulting on the proposed replacements.

The well-used route between the Offords and Buckden could be in line for a new link from Station Lane to the B1043, north of the village.

A footbridge could replace 
the footpath at nearby Gills Crossing.

The plans were discussed with the Offords Parish Council at a meeting earlier this month and full details are to be unveiled at a public exhibition at the Offords village hall on Saturday (July 19) and again on Thursday, July 24.

Elsewhere, two options have been put forward for alternative road layouts at Holme, near Ramsey, where there are two crossings that could close.

Both new routes include a new bridge over the railway, one to the south of the existing Holme level crossing, and the other to the north of Short Drove, accessed via Yaxley Road.

The two routes also both join up with the B660 Long Drove.

People have until August 8 
to comment on the Holme plans, which also include the closure 
of the Conington north road 
and Yaxley Lode footpath crossings.

A final option for Holme will be drawn up and a further consultation is to take place later this year.

INFORMATION: Public exhibitions on the Station Lane crossing, and the footpath at Gills Crossing, are to be held at the Offords Village Hall from 11am-3pm on Saturday (July 19) and from 2-8pm on Thursday, July 24.

Network Rail representatives will be at the exhibitions to answer questions and explain the proposals.

To comment on Network Rail’s plans, email ECMLlevelcrossings
@networkrail.co.uk. For more details, visit www.networkrail.co.uk/ECMLlevelcrossings.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police have issued a warning over the scam.

A Huntingdonshire resident was scammed out of £10,000 by a man posing as a police officer.

Norris Museum volunteer Chris Thomas with his Mammoth exhibition. Picture: HELEN DRAKE.

The St Ives life of an extinct animal is being explored in the Norris Museum’s latest exhibition.

08:00
Members of Huntingdon Cromwell and Ramsey Rotary Clubs and Huntingdon Gymnastics Club in the pit.

A soft landing is the main aim of a six-week refurbishment project at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club.

Yesterday, 16:18
Police will start the crackdown on Monday.

Police officers in St Neots will be out in force tackling parking issues in the town centre next week.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition