Level Crossings: Formby

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th October 2018.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need for safety improvements at the Fisherman's Path rail crossing in Formby.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

Level Crossing safety is a matter for Network Rail, as the primary duty-holder for Britain’s railway infrastructure.

Network Rail have assessed Fisherman’s Path rail crossing in Formby and have implemented a number of safety improvements in the last year, including the repositioning of the vehicle and pedestrian gates, the resurfacing of the foot crossing, the introduction of clearer markings on the approach roads, and the installation of new fencing.

Network Rail are continuing to collect data on the use of this crossing, and will continue to assess the level of risk over time.

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