MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Crossing Closure Plans To Be Discussed
who will be affected by plans to close a Coventry level crossing
are to be given the chance to make their views known ahead of a
public inquiry next month.
meeting has been called by Coventry City Council to give people
living near the Canley level crossing the chance to have their
want to close the crossing along with those at Tile Hill and
Berkswell stations to allow more trains to use the mainline
running between Birmingham, Coventry and London.
a road bridge has been proposed – and is vigorously opposed by
residents – in Tile Hill, Railtrack are suggesting closing
Canley Road to traffic.
a bridge would allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the railway
council is to hold a meeting in St Barbara’s church hall in
Rochester Road, Earlsdon at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 March to give
residents a chance to have their say.
council, along with transport body Centro, has opposed the plans
at Canley, but wants to get the views of other people before the
three-month public inquiry into the scheme starts in April.
meeting is aimed at giving local people the chance to express
their views on Railtrack’s proposals, as the results from
previous consultations in the area produced a fairly equal split
between supports and opponents to the Canley proposal.”
people favour the idea because it would reduce the amount of
traffic driving through Earlsdon.
those living in streets of Canley road fear they will be isolated
from the rest of the city and will lose bus services.
[28 MAR 00] RAILTRACK RAPPED
OVER CROSSING PLANS