Archive for January, 2012

LEVEL CROSSING CLOSURE – Feltham West Level Crossing

January 17, 2012

I have received the following today:

“Network Rail needs to undertake essential engineering works at Feltham West level crossing.  To facilitate these works, the level crossing will be closed to pedestrians as well as vehicles from 11.00pm Saturday 21st January until 5.00am Monday 6th February (16 days)

The alternative pedestrian route for access to the other side of the crossing will be to use the footbridge or the route through the shopping centre.

For disabled access across the crossing please contact an on-site Amey member of staff who will assist as required.

Should you have concerns about these arrangement please contact Network Rail Community Relations on 08457 114141.
Alternatively, the Amey Rail’s on-site engineers can be contacted direct on 08700 781 000.

Thank you for your understanding and we are sorry for any inconvenience these essentialengineering works may cause.”

I received the following last Friday:

“Vehicles and cycles will be diverted via New Road and A244 Hounslow Road. We will work with TfL Traffic Signals to adjust the traffic signal timings at both the Bedfont Lane/High Street and Hounslow Road/Hanworth Road junctions to try and reduce any delays as much as possible.
Pedestrians will have three options; the footbridge adjacent to the level crossing will remain open at all times; the footbridge and ramp into The Centre will be available for use 24-hours a day; and there is the longer route via the footways on New Road and Hounslow Road. During the day the contractor working for Network Rail will have operatives on hand to offer assistance to anyone who has mobility difficulties to help and escort them around the closure, either through The Centre or via the lifts within Feltham Station itself.
Network Rail has already undertaken a letter drop to local residents and businesses. Advance notice signs are on site and signs specific for pedestrians will be on site before Monday. On Thursday and Friday next week there will be representatives from Network Rail on site distributing leaflets to all pedestrian and cyclists using the crossing advising them of the pending closure and the alternative routes available to them. Letters will also provided to the local primary schools for distributing to parents.”