Attenborough Railway Crossings

Network Rail have agreed to extend a public consultation after angry residents contacted Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry.

On Friday, some residents in Attenborough received a letter from Network Rail telling them of plans to close three crossings for pedestrians and cyclists in the village.  But the public consultation gave residents only 2 weeks to respond over the Christmas period.

Anna said:

“The lack of consultation was unacceptable and I’m pleased Network Rail have apologised and have agreed to extend the consultation until January 25th.  They have also announced plans for a public meeting on February 8th.  I’m urging everyone who uses the crossings to contact National Rail and have their say on these controversial plans.”

The crossings are popular with pedestrians and cyclists from the village and beyond, with many people using the crossings to access Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Local residents can take part in Network Rail’s consultation by emailing crne@networkrail.co.uk before January 25th 2017.  Network Rail will also be hosting a Public Meeting on 8th February at Attenborough Village Hall between 3.00pm and 7.30pm.