‘High risk’ rail crossing in Fishbourne is closed

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A PEDESTRIAN rail crossing in Fishbourne shut this morning, after it was named ‘one of the highest-risk pedestrian crossings on the Network Rail Sussex route’ (January 13).

The Fishbourne footbridge was opened at the end of August, but since then people have continued to cross the dangerous tracks – leading to some near-misses.

Network Rail built the £3m bridge last summer following three fatalities at the crossing over the years, along with 22 near-misses with trains, nine reports of misuse and 18 acts of vandalism.

The firm recently sought temporary closure of the pedestrian crossing – which comes into effect today.

Anyone with any concerns or questions should contact Network Rail on 08457 114141 or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus