Has Network Rail ended the level crossing barrier misery in Spalding?

Archive picture: Winsover Road is one of the crossings hit by repeated axle counter failures.
Archive picture: Winsover Road is one of the crossings hit by repeated axle counter failures.
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Drivers may see an end to crossing barrier failures in Spalding now Network Rail has replaced faulty axle counters.

Spalding was gridlocked several times this year, with level crossing barriers down for lengthy periods, when axle counters wrongly indicated trains were passing through.

Some 130 axle counters have been replaced, including those at Spalding crossings, with most of the work completed between September 10-12.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “We have targeted this initial replacement works at sites where failures would result in high impact to rail operations and/or road users, ie level crossings.

“I can confirm that the level crossings in the Spalding area have been included in this initial replacement. As of the beginning of last week, we’d had no failures reported to us.”

Tests are underway at some sites to further boost crossing performance – if successful, the system will be “rolled out to all the affected crossings before Christmas”.

Previously ...

Work starts to end Spalding rail barrier misery

‘Network Fail’ is in the dock over Spalding meeting snub

Rail firm in the dock after level crossing failure angers drivers