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Level Crossing Closures 2017

Network Rail have announced the following railway level crossing closures in 2017 : -

Balderton and Broad Oak - 23.59 Friday 10th March to 23.59 Friday 24th March

Green Lane and Pulford - 00.01 Saturday 25th March to 23.59 Friday 14th April

These Closures are necessary for Network Rail to complete the safety upgrades to the above level crossings

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During the temporary closures, work will take place during the day time and night time. Due to
protecting the safety of the public, it will not be possible to allow vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists to
cross at Balderton, Broad Oak, Green Lane and Pulford level crossings. Diversionary routes
will be in place and will be signposted in advance of the closures on all routes leading to the level

Update 24th March 2017 from Network Rail? - Sara Crombie - Communications Manager

I am writing to remind you that as part of the final phase of the North/South Wales Enhancement scheme, delivered by Network Rail and funded by Welsh Government, this evening marks the start of the seven day closure of the railway between Wrexham and Chester, and the weekend closure on the North Wales Coast Line.


There will be replacement bus services in operation as follows:

• 21.00 Friday 24 March to 23:35 Saturday 25 March - Chester to Rhyl

• 23:35 Saturday 25 March night to 05.10 Monday 27 March – Chester to Llandudno Junction

• 21.00 Friday 24 March to 05.10 Saturday 1 April – Chester to Wrexham General


Balderton and Broad Oak level crossings will reopen this evening whilst Green Lane and Pulford Level Crossings will close until 23.59 on Friday 14 April.


As I’m sure you are already aware, this project has seen five miles of track redoubling between Wrexham and Chester which will increase the resilience and reliability of the railway. Four level crossings between Wrexham and Chester (Green Lane, Balderton, Pulford and Broad Oak) will also be upgraded with safer, state-of-the-art obstacle detection systems.

Alongside Network Rail, the principle contractors working on the scheme are Colas Rail / Morgan Sindall Joint Venture.