The Anonymous Widower

A Level Crossing In White Hart Lane, Barnes

perhaps five hundred metres to the West of the level crossings I wrote about in A Pair Of Level Crossings At Vine Road, Barnes, there another one in White Hart Lane, Barnes.

When this line was built in the 1840s, they certainly left a big problem for Network Rail.

This Google Map shows the area around the crossing.

A Level Crossing In White Hart Lane, Barnes

A Level Crossing In White Hart Lane, Barnes

You can find a lot of news items about this crossing on the Internet.

This article in the Local Guardian is entitled Campaigners claim ‘dangerous’ level crossing in Barnes is putting children’s lives at risk.

This is an extract.

Concerned residents have launched a campaign calling for Network Rail to install a footbridge to cope with the “very high footfall of schoolchildren” using the crossing.

They were also expecting help from the local MP; Zak Goldsmith.

Whatever happening to him?

A footbridge could work, but it wouldn’t be easy.

  • Kids being walked to school, as I witness every day outside my house, are often accompanied by scooters, bikes, siblings ion buggies etc.
  • How many of the local residents would object to a footbridge outside their house?
  • Would the footbridge have lifts for those in wheelchairs?
  • There is no station, which makes a solution easier.
  • How difficult is an alternative driving route?

An affordable solution will be very difficult.


January 1, 2017 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. I really love trains! I love the shot of the train going back! Great post!

    Comment by theitinerary1 | January 1, 2017 | Reply

  2. […] A Level Crossing In White Hart Lane, Barnes […]

    Pingback by Around The Hounslow Loop Line « The Anonymous Widower | January 1, 2017 | Reply

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