Burnham ex-train driver worried about crossing safety

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Michael Fitzgerald, 62-year-old retired train driver Michael Fitzgerald, 62-year-old retired train driver

A retired traindriver is concerned people’s safety is being jeopardised by the removal of an emergency telephone at a level crossing.

Michael Fitzgerald, 62, claimed it was removed after the crossing in Chestnut Close, Burnham.

School children are among the pedestrians who regularly use the route to reach the Maple Estate.

However, Network Rail, which is responsible for the crossing, claims it was unaware there had ever been a phone.

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2:35am Thu 13 Mar 14

OnlyMeee says...

There was a phone on each side of the crossing back in the mid 90's.

They were there for all of about 6-12 months before Network Rail (or their predecessors) took them back out again - I suspect because so many people were picking the phones up on their way past and wasting the call centre's time and/or leaving the phones off the hook.
There was a phone on each side of the crossing back in the mid 90's. They were there for all of about 6-12 months before Network Rail (or their predecessors) took them back out again - I suspect because so many people were picking the phones up on their way past and wasting the call centre's time and/or leaving the phones off the hook. OnlyMeee
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