No alternative to London Road level crossing

There will be no alternative crossing for road traffic using the London Road level crossing. In giving the go-ahead for the phase of the East/West Rail project between Bicester and Bedford, the Transport Secretary has agreed that there is insufficient need for a new crossing. Because the barrier will be closed for up to 45 minutes an hour, there had been talk of either a bridge or a tunnel at the site but there is no mention of this in the document that green lights the next stage of the line. There is expectation that changes in signalling will help keep road traffic flowing and comment that another solution would mean undue costs and delays to the railway.

The Langford Village Community Association Chairman has said that the LVCA is disappointed that a better solution to the issues at London Road is not being found.