Network Rail considers closing Caedelyn crossing

Network Rail considers closing Caedelyn crossing

As part of a nationwide review of crossings, Network Rail is considering closing the pedestrian crossing, linking Pen-y-Dre with Caedelyn Park.

Network Rail started a level crossing risk reduction programme in 2010, aiming to close and upgrade crossings across the network to improve safety.

Since the start of the programme, the company has closed more than 900 crossings and dozens more have been improved or are being upgraded. The programme will continue until 31 March 2019.

A public drop-in session to discuss the Caedelyn crossing is being held at Rhiwbina Library on Friday 27 May (3pm-6pm), when representatives of Network Rail and local councillors will be present.

There is also a petition calling for the crossing to remain open.

Network Rail argues that level crossings were part of a network built around 180 years ago, when there were fewer and slower trains, no cars and the pace of life was much slower.

“We believe the most effective way of reducing level crossing risk is to eliminate the crossing completely by closing it. Where we cannot do this we will look at options to make the crossing safer.”

There is more information here on the Network Rail programme to reduce risk at level crossings.