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15th Jun, 2021

Network Rail to carry out safety review of two Malvern foot crossings

NETWORK RAIL is planning a safety assessment of Malvern Link’s pedestrian rail crossings as part of a county-wide review.

The two foot crossings around Lower Howesll Road would be looked at, along with other level crossings.

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, who first shared her concerns about the foot crossings in 2016, wrote to Network Rail following a successful campaign to secure a new passenger footbridge in Pershore connecting the station to a brand-new car park.

Welcoming the new, Ms Baldwin said: “I was pleased with the positive way that Network Rail acted to secure a redundant footbridge for Pershore and with this in mind, I also asked it to investigate whether a similar solution could be adopted for Malvern Link.

“The foot crossings are used at all times of the day and I have had a long-standing concern that there could be a serious accident at one of these un-manned crossings.

“I am going to get a briefing on the Network Rail in due course and I am eager to see if there is a way that they can improve safety along this busy track.”

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