Second round of consultation on plans to close or change Suffolk level crossings

Level crossing ANL-160526-102431001
Level crossing ANL-160526-102431001
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A second round of consultation is to be held on plans to close or change the use of of 31 level crossings in Suffolk.

Network Rail, which presented the initial proposals to the public in June, says the move will improve safety and may lead to faster and more frequent train services.

The crossings under review include six in the Bury St Edmunds area and 14 in Stowmarket. None of them involve closing public A or B roads.

Since the first round of consultation a crossing in Great Barton as well as in Finningham and Steggalls (between Bacton and Gislingham) have been closed.

Richard Schofield, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “The initial consultations were very successful and we gathered a lot of useful feedback. I’d encourage anyone interested to come along to see the updated proposals and share any concerns or ideas with us.”

Consultation sessions will be held at The Centre, in St John’s Street, Bury, on September 15 and Bacton Village Hall on September 16 from 2pm to 7pm.

Those who can’t attend an event can complete a questionnaire online at

Questionnaires close 21 days after each event.