Network Rail holding information event on Cottonmill crossing

PUBLISHED: 13:19 31 August 2018

The foot crossing over Abbey Flyer Railway in Cottonmill estate.

The foot crossing over Abbey Flyer Railway in Cottonmill estate.

Archant

Cottonmill crossing users have been invited to meet Network Rail to find out more about their proposals to close the crossing.

The public body has been working with St Albans council and Herts county council on alternatives to the crossing, after concerns about people misusing it.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Cottonmill Lane level crossing has unacceptable incidents of deliberate misuse. Our priority will always be the safety of those who use it. We continue to work with Hertfordshire County Council and St Albans City and District Council to find an alternative to a level crossing at this location.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 11 between 4pm and 7pm at St Julian’s Church Hall on Abbots Avenue in St Albans.

For more information on level crossings visit www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/safety-in-the-community/level-crossing-safety

More news stories

19:00

Visitor and traders’ early reactions to St Albans’ highly -debated Christmas winter wonderland event have proved a mixed bag.

17:06

Police are warning residents against deliberately leaving their cars unlocked to stop property damage.

14:15

Village shoppers will be rewarded for staying local as part of a new loyalty scheme.

A new healthcare facility has been opened at St Albans City Hospital by the district mayor Rosemary Farmer.

CountryPhile

I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards