Category: Trains

Did Network Rail risk deaths rather than pay for an accessible footbridge?

Content Warning: deaths on the railway / at level crossings, suicide At the Copmanthorpe Crossing public inquiry today, I commented that two people have died at the crossing since 2015 and that if Network Rail had agreed to pay for an accessible footbridge, they may still be alive. Network Rail objected to my comment. In…

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3D Printable Railway / RADAR keys

The Radaramp: A niche key particularly useful for UK railway-using disabled people who use disabled toilets and ramps – this key operates RADAR locks AND railway ramp locks. tl;dr Download the Radaramp key’s .stl model file, and get it printed in steel from e.g. Craftcloud (dimensions in mm) – but be prepared, it works out…

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Copmanthorpe stepped footbridge

Network Rail is intent on installing a new, 96-step footbridge to replace a level crossing that currently has no steps. Copmanthorpe No. 2 level crossing is on a footpath between Copmanthorpe and Bishopthorpe, pleasant villages just outside York. It is currently sort of accessible: the path is dodgy, particularly on the Bishopthorpe side, but there…

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