Upgrade to Cambs level crossing likely to cause delays

Ely travellers may face delays and disruption while work is carried out to improve a Cambridgeshire level crossing next month.

Network Rail is set to carry safety improvements at Shepreth level crossing on Station Road in May as part of the company’s railway upgrade plan.

From 10pm on Saturday, May 5, Shepreth level crossing and Station Road will be closed until 8am on Monday, May 14, so that engineers can carry out the upgrade.
The rail line will be closed on Sunday, May 6, and Sunday, May 13.
During this time, work will be carried out to replace the half barriers at the level crossing with full barriers and CCTV.
The crossing sees 166 trains a day, traveling up to 65 mph. Nearly 2300 vehicles pass over the crossing each day.
Station Road in Shepreth will be closed to all traffic from 10pm on Saturday, May 5, until 8am on Monday, May 14, while work takes place. Traffic will be diverted via the A10 and Foxton level crossing to cross the railway.
A rail replacement service will run between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge on Sunday,  May 6 and on Sunday, May 13.
All London to Cambridge services will start and terminate at Letchworth Garden City with a train shuttle service also operating between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.
Passengers should check before they travel at National Rail inquiries.
Information about level crossings and how to use them is available here.

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