Brian Edwards of Bishop’s Stortford Civic Federation has alerted us to entries on BSCF Facebook page on 2 May 2015.
For anyone who doesn’t access Facebook the exchange (all people objecting to the proposed closure of FP68) suggests there is a petition to sign. We are not aware of one.
Twyford Road level crossing is a public footpath level crossing located to the east of Twyford Business Centre in Bishop’s Stortford. The level crossing is well used, with the latest estimate of usage being over 100 pedestrians per day. The volume of usage, the number of trains, and the proximity to Bishop’s Stortford station all contribute to the risk score at the level crossing, which is one of the highest ranked on Anglia Route. We have therefore been investigating a possible scheme for diversion of the public footpath that would allow the level crossing to close.
I attach an overview plan, and a draft drawing, showing Network Rail’s proposal: the footpath crossing will be extinguished, and a new footpath (possibly upgraded to cycle track) will run alongside the eastern railway boundary on Network Rail’s land, linking in with the towpath.
The diversionary route will be step free, and will create additional opportunities for circular walks in the area, as currently there is no connection between Twyford Road and the towpath.
I would be grateful to receive any comments you may have on this proposal. An initial response within 28 days would be appreciated, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.
Liability Negotiations Adviser (Anglia & South East)
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