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South Milford station crossing to close over safety fears

South Milford station
Image caption Passengers will be asked to use the subway to cross between platforms after the crossing is removed

Network Rail is to remove a footpath level crossing at a North Yorkshire station over safety fears.

The company said people were frequently using the crossing at South Milford station when warning lights indicated an approaching train.

Network Rail said it could not wait for an accident before taking action and the crossing would be removed by 29 September.

Trains travelling through the station regularly reach speeds of 90mph.

Phil Verster, route managing director of Network Rail, said: "We regularly receive reports of pedestrians crossing from the car park to the Leeds platform when the warning lights are on red and so putting themselves in danger from trains travelling on the other line to Selby."

He said new signs would remind customers to use the existing subway to travel between platforms.

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