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Level Crossing Completed In Hemingfield

Wednesday May 1 2013

Workers at the new level crossing Workers at the new level crossing

TRAINS can now cross Tingle Bridge Lane at Hemingfield, although they will not get far, after tracks were laid.

The level crossing's been completed and the road has been re-opened - with the tracks stopping a few yards the other side of the road.

Del Tilling, chairman of the Heritage Railway, said they had been trying to get the crossing put in place for 16 years, but couldn't due to financial reasons.

They now need to raise £250,000 to extend the track the two-and-a-half miles to Cortonwood, the group's aim, to where they hope to create a railway station, miners' memorial garden and picnic area will be built on three acres of land adjacent to Morrisons.

Del said: "There are now no objects from stopping us.

"We believe it's a nationally important site and railway as it's where one of the first mines were earmarked for closure."

The group has applied for lottery for the extension and, if successful, work will start next year.

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Reply Posted by Cathy on Wednesday May 1 2013 at 16:27
Well done, hope the project can get some cash and proceed.

Reply Posted by Coppers on Tuesday May 7 2013 at 19:18
Excellent the track runs behind my house I can hitch a lift down to cortonwood, hope they get the money