Posted: Fri 31st Mar 2017

North Wales residents to learn more about level crossing improvements as railway upgrade continues

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 31st, 2017

Network Rail is inviting North Wales residents to a drop-in event to learn more about how Tyn Y Morfa level crossing, near Prestatyn, will be modernised as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

A new traffic lighting system and an audible warning device will be installed to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians using the crossing.

Residents are invited to a drop-in event which will take place on Thursday 6 April at the Ivy Emporium (Amber Coffee House), Coast Road, Gwespyr in Holywell from 3.30pm until 6.30pm. Network Rail will be on hand to provide information on this upgrade work and to answer any questions – no appointments are necessary.

The upgrade also includes the installation of CCTV and new lighting. The road over the level crossing will be temporarily closed from mid-May to allow the improvement work to take place. Work is due to be completed by the end of August 2017.

Andy Thomas, route managing director for Network Rail Wales, said: “The work we are carrying out in North Wales as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan will help to increase the reliability and resilience of the railway.

“Upgrading Tyn Y Morfa will help make the level crossing safer for road users and pedestrians.

“I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience as we carry out these improvements and encourage people to come along to our drop-in event if they want to find out more.”

The work is being carried out as part of the North Wales Railway Upgrade Project, which began in January this year. The £50m project involves installing a new signalling system on the North Wales coast from Shotton to Colwyn Bay and upgrading track layout. This will help to increase the resilience and reliability of the railway.

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