Improvements to the Pedestrian Underpass at the Gray Street Level Crossing

13 January 2012

The temporary closure of the pedestrian underpass at the Gray Street railway crossing in Broughty Ferry began on Monday 9 Jan 2012.

While this three week closure has been arranged to allow Network Rail to build a new entry point to the down platform for trains towards Dundee, there will also be a bonus for users of the underpass.

The City Engineer has confirmed that he has arranged what will amount to more than a superficial makeover of the underpass while it is closed.

Following complaints by the Community Council and elected members like me, the City Engineer has confirmed on Saturday that after the building works by Network Rail, he has arranged for a deep clean of all surfaces in the underpass.

New roof lighting will also be installed throughout the tunnel.

Across the bottom of the tunnel there will be a new full width steel plate walkway.

The existing handrails will also be painted.

Thereafter it is hoped that a regular clean up of the surfaces in the underpass will undertaken by offenders through the Community Payback scheme.

I think these are all worthwhile improvements, which residents and visitors will appreciate.

I hope this will increase public safety at the level crossing by making the pedestrian underpass more user friendly.

Hopefully these improvements will put an end to the underpass as a smelly, ill light and grubby place to be avoided.


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