Network Rail have now confirmed that it is their intention to pursue their original proposal to divert the footpath crossing, utilising the length of the lane leading between Whitethorn Way and Blacktown Bridge. They advise that this proposal has the land owner’s support; therefore they believe that this will be the quickest way to reduce the risk to the public. However, they understand that this proposal may face objection and therefore the possibility of being determined by inquiry so are happy work directly with residents to allay concerns. Marshfield Community Council have contacted Network Rail to ask what further communication will be made with residents on a potential inquiry and we will keep you updated.
See our post of 9th October on our home page for full details of this diversion.