Footpath temporarily closes while level crossing work is carried out

Part of a popular footpath near Cefn Cribwr in Bridgend County Borough has temporarily closed to enable new safety measures to be introduced at a nearby railway level crossing.

Approximately 81 metres of the rural footpath, which runs from the bottom of Ty Isaf Road and travels over the main Swansea to Paddington railway line, has been closed while staff from Network Rail complete an assessment of what works may be required at the level crossing.

The footpath will remain closed until further notice while new safety measures to be introduced, and will reopen once this work has been completed.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David said: “This is a very popular and picturesque local path that is frequently used by many residents of Cefn Cribwr, but because of the rural location, it is not possible to provide an alternative route.

“The footpath will be reopened as soon as new safety measures have been introduced to ensure people can continue to use the level crossing safely, and every effort is being made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.”

To find out more about local footpaths in Bridgend County Borough, visit the council website.