|The last days of the crossing!!|
Further to additional correspondence with Network Rail today I have received the following email confirming Network Rail's final position on the issue of the closed rail crossing on Glan Y Mor Rd.
The only option I can see open to us now is if something comes up from the local residents looking at their house deeds to see if they have conditions stipulating they can have access to the foreshore.
Or whether Guto Bebb, MP is able to achieve anything from pressure through his postion.
Thank you for you emails regarding your concerns about the level crossing closure.
As stated previously there has been no public consultation because Conwy County Borough Council has indicated that there is no public right of way over this crossing. As a consequence the various statutory closure procedures under the Highways Act 1980 or other legislation used to close public rights of way do not apply.
Without wanting to repeat myself, the closing of this level crossing is not up for negotiation and has been closed because we feel it is a safety risk to the public. This is not a public right of way.
The crossing has been assessed by our Operations Risk Control team and I have attached a copy for your reference.
The risk scores are alpha/numerical A-M, 1-13 .
Alpha being individual risk, and Numeric being collective risk. (E.g. A1 would be the highest risk score possible)
I can confirm that the risk score for this particular level crossing is C4, which gave us cause for concern.
Again, I trust this clarifies our final position with this matter.
Community Relations Advisor - Wales & West
Government & Corporate Affairs