Network Rail to install footbridge over Branston crossing
Network Rail is set to begin work on a new footbridge over a crossing with a "reputation for misuse".
Warren Lane in Branston, Staffordshire, has seen 11 near misses and one death since 2007.
Route managing director Martin Frobisher said there was a clear need to improve safety at the site, close to the Derbyshire border.
He said a temporary crossing would be installed while planning permission was sought for a permanent footbridge.
Work begins on 16 July and is scheduled for completion on 8 August.
The crossing is used by about 260 trains a day, according to Network Rail.