This weekend, Network Rail will be replacing the automatic level crossing barriers at Bainton Green at Helpston in Cambridgeshire.
Bainton Green level crossing is located on King Street where it becomes a minor road after its junction with the B1443, just over one mile from the centre of Helpston. It will be closed to vehicles until 06:30 on Monday, 22 November.
Whilst the level crossing is closed, a clearly signposted diversion route will be in place. The work not affect train services between Peterborough and Stamford or the East Coast Main Line.
There are two level crossings at Helpston: Bainton Green level crossing and Helpston level crossing.
Bainton Green has automatic half barriers and is on the former Midland Railway line between Peterborough and Stamford. It crosses two tracks and normally about sixty trains a day use the crossing.
The nearby Helpston level crossing spans six tracks and at over 70 metres between the barriers at each side of the crossing is the longest in the world. It crosses both the Peterborough to Stamford and the extremely-busy East Coast Main Line between Peterborough and Grantham, where express trains pass at over 100 miles per hour.
Stewart Bewick, Project Manager for Network Rail, said: “The upgrade of Bainton Green level crossing will improve safety and create a more modern and reliable railway, helping to reduce delays and disruption for both passengers and those who use the crossing.
“To allow us to carry out this work safely, there will be a diversion route in place for motorists. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and we’d like to thank people in advance for their patience during this time.”