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Cornish Crossing Closure: Evidence is Branded "Flawed"

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7:01am 14th September 2013

There are fresh calls to re-open a Cornish railway crossing that was dubbed one of the most dangerous in the UK.

Campaigners claim the evidence used by officials who shut the footpath at Long Rock was flawed.

They believe the risk could have been over-estimated by up to 500 times.

Rob Nance from the Friends of Mexico Crossing says it is hitting tourism and they will take their fight to the Secretary of State: "With the crossing you can approach the fence, look both ways, check that the vehicle crossing gates are up, you know there's nothing coming and you're across in about two or three seconds. You don't have to worry about your children or your dog, you can just let them go and you're on the beach and free."

At the time of the crossing's closure, Cornwall Council released this statement:

Peter Marsh, Cornwall Council's Director of Environment, said: "Having carefully considered all the representations made, the Council proposes to make an Order to 'stop up' the public footpath at Mexico crossing.

"A further opportunity to make representations to the Council will be available on making of the Order. If, at the end of the consultation period, objections remain then the Council, in accordance with the regulations, will refer the matter to the Secretary of State for determination."

7:01am 14th September 2013

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