I am pleased to say the new telescopic barriers were delivered to site over the weekend and have been installed. After all the pressure I have placed on the government and Network Rail to bring the upgrade forward, which was original scheduled for 2018, it is great to see the work is finally happening.
The latest information from Network Rail is they hope to conduct testing of the new system during the week. All being well, there will be a full road closure at the weekend (from 11pm on Friday to 5am Monday) with the new gates in operation on the morning of Monday 14th. I am in regular contact with Network Rail and should hear from them by the middle of the week whether this schedule is going to be met. I will keep you updated.