Footbridge replaces 'dangerous' Balcombe rail crossing

Kemp's footbridge Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption The new crossing at Balcombe goes over the Brighton mainline

A footbridge has been opened over a mainline railway track, replacing a crossing deemed "dangerous".

Kemp's Farm foot crossing in Balcombe linked the B2036 with the village.

Previously people crossed the 90mph Brighton mainline on a bend. The bridge now takes them up and over the lines.

Dave Ward, from Network Rail, said: "Level crossings are dangerous places and closing them removes the risk for people who use them."

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