Upgrade of Bainton & Bainton Green level crossings ~ July 2018

I am writing to advise you of a Network Rail project that is upgrading two level crossings near to the Stamford area. The two crossings are Bainton Automatic Half Barrier (AHB), which is located on Tallington Road and Bainton Green Automatic Half Barrier, which is located on King Street.

Both crossings are being upgraded to Manually Controlled Barrier crossings with Obstacle Detection (MCB-OD) which will replace the life-expired equipment that is in situ at present. MCB-OD crossings provide a much greater level of safety to vehicular users, pedestrians and train passengers and crew.

The main benefits of these upgrades will be:

  • There will be four level crossing barriers as opposed to the two that are currently in situ. This will prevent vehicles and pedestrians swerving round the barriers when the road traffic lights are showing a red aspect and will ultimately reduce the potential of a collision with an oncoming train.
  • These crossings have an Obstacle Detection system which utilises RADAR and LIDAR to scan the crossing for any obstruction, before lowering the barriers and clearing the signal, allowing a train to proceed over the crossing.

Commissioning of the new crossings are planned in for July 2018 and in order to enable Network Rail to carry out this work as safely and efficiently as possible, we will need to close the roads for a short period of time.

We plan to close Tallington Road (Bainton crossing) from 14/07/2018 until 23/07/2018 and King Street (Bainton Green crossing) from 14/07/2018 until 30/07/2018. We have been liaising with Peterborough City Council Highway Services regarding this and will submit our application for road closures three months prior to the required dates.

Network Rail will formally consult all details of this project with you at a later date however this is just a courtesy email to advise you of our plans at this early stage.

If you would like any more information regarding this project or have any queries or concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact me using the details below.

Kind Regards


Ross Kerr

Scheme Project Manager

Network Rail | Infrastructure Projects

George Stephenson House

York | YO1 6JT

T: 07515 626127

E: ross.kerr@networkrail.co.uk

W: www.networkrail.co.uk

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