New lease of life for heritage railway crossings

Two upgraded level crossings have been unveiled on the Dean Forest Railway in Lydney.

One of the crossings is located where the Dean Forest Railway crosses the busy A48 Lydney bypass and the other is on Harbour Road.

They are situated where the trains of the heritage railway go over the road between the town centre and Lydney Junction station.

The crossings are over 20 years old and were in need of an upgrade. Both the railway and road users will now benefit from the latest technology to make sure the crossings continue to be reliable, safe and convenient for all.

The county council has provided over £900,000 in funding for the modernisation of the level crossings by contractor Schweizer Electronic.

Cllr Nigel Moor, county cabinet member responsible for public transport said, “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to fund this work and I’m grateful to the Dean Forest Railway for managing the project and continuing to operate and maintain the crossings.” New lease of life for heritage railway crossings

 

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