Starbeck level crossing to close for three days

Starbeck level crossing

10:24am 20th April 2017



A busy level crossing in Starbeck is due to close for three days when a subway is replaced next month.

Network Rail says having had its life prolonged by years of regular maintenance, the subway which passes beneath the Harrogate rail line now needs renewing completely

It is due to be replaced over the bank holiday weekend of May 26-29.

The work will mean the A59 through Starbeck will be closed for three days while work to remove the rails, track bed and replace the subway take place.

No trains will be able to run between York and Harrogate via Starbeck during that weekend and bus replacement services will be in operation.

A diversion route will be in operation for motorists.

Chris Gee, head of operations for Network Rail's London North Eastern and East Midlands route, said: "Years of maintenance have kept the subway, the road and the railway in good working order, but the time has come to replace it completely.

"We have worked with Northern and the council in planning this work and while there is never a good time to disrupt rail passengers, road users or the nearby community, the work has been planned to keep the disruption to a minimum and we thank all those affected by the closure for their patience."

Paul Barnfield, Regional Director at Northern, said: "This is vital work at Starbeck and we have worked closely with Network Rail to keep the disruption to our customers to an absolute minimum. Modernisation is happening across the railway in the north of England and the subway works at Starbeck are another example of the investment being committed to projects designed to future proof the network.

"Such projects go hand-in-hand with our own modernisation programme which will see the introduction of 281 new, purpose built, carriages, refurbished trains and better stations."

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