Angus South MSP is to meet with Network Rail over plans for Carnoustie’s level crossing he describes as “concerning”.
Graeme Dey MSP recently learned of Network Rail’s 25-year plan to centralise the control of level crossings in Route Operations Centres, with Carnoustie’s crossing at Station Road turned over to an Edinburgh centre.
As part of this upgrade the crossing will be upgraded to a four barrier system within the next five years and in the short term operations may move to Dundee.
Mr Dey said: “I have asked for an opportunity to discuss these proposals with Network Rail because at face value they are concerning.
“I welcome plans to upgrade the barrier system, because, like Network Rail, I recognise the existing barriers have seen better days. But I’d want to be re-assured that moving control of operation of the crossing away from Carnoustie would not have potential safety implications and to secure an understanding of whether they’d intend to replace the existing pedestrian bridge.”