NOTE - THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES ARE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WORKS TO REPLACE THE LEVEL CROSSING AND THAT IS WHY THEY WERE NOT MENTIONED ON THE LETTER RESIDENTS RECEIVED FROM NETWORK RAIL.
The Residents' Association has been advised that there will be FOUR shifts of closures of Woodfield Lane, either side of Ashtead level crossing, to allow Network Rail to lift and inspect the crossing. This will take place over 4 shifts between 00:30-06:00hrs the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th February 2017. Network Rail will put in place the same arrangements as has been done previously, as per below:
o Temporary arrangements (as used previously) will enable access for emergency vehicles
o Ashtead station car park will be available to leave cars in overnight. Network Rail will provide a full security presence to watch over any vehicles, as the station is usually unmanned at night.
o Pedestrians and equestrians will be able to cross the line under escort from the site team if the station footbridge is unsuitable. Motorbikes/pedal cycles may be wheeled across under escort.
o A vehicle will be parked on the common side of the crossing to offer a lift to residents who live far from the crossing, are carrying luggage or are elderly residents requiring assistance.
On previous occasions the maintenance work has been completed ahead of schedule, in which case the crossing will be opened. If the ARA is advised of this, we will let residents know via this page.