Zac Goldsmith MP hosted another in a series of meetings to discuss safety at Sheen Lane crossing. Attendees included TFL, Network Rail, Richmond Council, the Developer of the Mortlake Brewery, Thompson House and Mortlake Brewery Community Group as well as Cllr Peter Buckwell Cabinet Member for Transport at Richmond Council, Cllr Paul Avon and Tony Arbour AM.
They discussed a range of issues including improved signage, a ramped bridge and countdown timers. It was agreed that a working group would be set up with Network Rail, the Council, the developer and Mortlake Brewery Community group to look at the possibility of redeveloping the station and surrounding site to make room for a ramped bridge and wider paths.
Zac said “It is always useful to involve as many stakeholders as possible, particularly when dealing with something as complex as this crossing. There are obvious safety concerns at the site, and they will only deepened with increased train numbers and huge pressure to build more homes. We need to do all we can to make sure the crossing is safe”