The Residents' Association has been advised of future overnight maintenance closures of the Level Crossing. This is to allow Network Rail to lift and inspect the crossing. Yes, we know it's only just be newly laid down, but Network Rail have to inspect beneath the surface on a quarterly basis. It might be because it's all brand spanking new not all the scheduled closures will be necessary, so watch for the Notice Boards being removed early.
The proposed closure dates and times are as follows:-
01:00 - 06:30hrs Sunday 17th September and then 01:00 - 05:00hrs each night on Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017. The usual arrangements made with the Residents' Association will be put in place as follows.
o Temporary arrangements (as used previously) will enable access for emergency vehicles;
o Ashtead station car park will be available to leave cars in overnight. Network Rail will provide a full security presence to watch over any vehicles, as the station is usually unmanned at night;
o Pedestrians and equestrians will be able to cross the line under escort from the site team if the station footbridge is unsuitable. Motorbikes/pedal cycles may be wheeled across under escort, and
o A vehicle will be parked on the common side of the crossing to offer a lift to residents who live far from the crossing, are carrying luggage or are elderly residents requiring assistance..