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Public inquiry into Weatherby level crossing in Newmarket to take place

PUBLISHED: 14:42 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 March 2018

The Weatherby level crossing in Newmarket, which is earmarked for closure. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

The Weatherby level crossing in Newmarket, which is earmarked for closure. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

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A public inquiry into the proposed closure of a railway foot crossing in Newmarket which is claimed would divide the town in two will be heard tomorrow.

Week four of the six-week inquiry into Network Rail proposals to close or downgrade 24 crossings in Suffolk will be held at Memorial Hall in Newmarket’s High Street tomorrow and Wednesday.

Strong protests have been made against Network Rail’s plan to shut the town’s Weatherby crossing, which links Willow Crescent and Granary Road, close to Newmarket Football Club.

Residents and local councillors have raised concerns that the Weatherby crossing is the only walkway linking the north side and south side of Newmarket.

The Weatherby crossing case will be heard over two days at Memorial Hall and if it does not finish, it will transfer to Ashlar House in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday when the inquiry moves.

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