Stoke & Staffordshire

Network Rail to install footbridge over Branston crossing

Crossing at Warren Lane in Branston
Image caption The crossing is on the mainline and carries about 260 trains per day

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.

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