Railway Crossing Closures

The Public Inquiry into Network Rail's Transport and Works Act Order to close about 65 at-grade non-vehicular crossings in Essex, Southend, Thurrock, LB Havering & East Herts opened on Wednesday 18th October in Chelmsford. 

Following adjournment on Friday, 20th October 2017, the Inquiry will resume on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford.

The Inquiry is expected to last 20+ days and will move around Essex after the first week.

The venues and the timetable - which may well change - are on the secretariat website.


Network Rail have announced that the Fullers End crossing is a candidate for closure.


Click here to see the original Fullers End proposals.  


Click here to see revised proposal published on 22nd September 2016 


Click here to see the original proposals for the crossing just north of Elsenham Station. 

Click here to see revised proposal published on 22nd September 2016 


These proposals and the feedback you provided are now being considered. More information on which proposals will progress into the Transport and Works Act Orders were  published in spring 2017.



March 31st  2017 - The Transport & Works Act Order has  been submitted by Network Rail to the Secretary of State.

For full details of changes to our local crossings please click here to visit the Network Rail website.

The deadline for objections was 12th May 2017.