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Track Works & Crossing Closures in Ashington

Updated: Jun 6

Network Rail will be carrying out track levelling work using a machine called a tamper. These works are currently anticipated to take place over a section of track between Green Lane Level Crossing and North Seaton Level Crossing as shown by the red line on the below map, from 9pm Saturday 8 June to 6:30am Monday 10 June. These works will take place 24 hours a day, however the works will form part of moving work site so will not be by your property for the full duration of the works.

Unfortunately, this type of work can be noisy and we will limit noise wherever feasible, including by turning equipment off when not in use and using battery operated machinery. However, some disruption will be unavoidable.


During this period, Green Lane Level Crossing is scheduled to be closed. A diversionary route, which has been agreed with the council, will be in place for your convenience.


Level Crossing upgrade


Following these works, we will be testing the new level crossing equipment at North Seaton Level Crossing on the A196 (North Seaton Road) between 9pm Monday 10 June at and 6:30am Tuesday 11 June in the location shown below. This will involve the activation of the crossing alarms and lights as well as raising and lowering the level crossing barrier.


We will need to have a full road and footway closure over the North Seaton crossing while the works are taking place. A diversionary route, which has been agreed with the council, will be in place for your convenience and a shuttle bus will be provided for pedestrians.


We understand that working near your homes and working overnight is far from ideal and I am sorry in advance for any disruption these essential works may cause. Our teams have been briefed and will be mindful when carrying out this work, making sure all the relevant mitigations are in place to avoid excess noise. We will also continue to keep you updated with any work taking place near to your homes.


For any queries about this track work and associated road closures please call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41, which is available 24/7.


Free Shuttle Bus Information for North Seaton




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