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Major confusion as planned level crossing closure cancelled

Bus services have reverted back to their normal routes through Goole this lunchtime following major confusion in the town over scheduled work on the level crossing.

A planned road closure was set to take place over a two day period on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm. Following road closure alerts from the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, diversion were planned and bus services re-routed throughout the town. The work was planned to facilitate ‘upgrades to the subway drainage pumps’, and required the closure of the road to all vehicles but would have left the way ‘open to pedestrians’.

However, following reports that traffic was flowing as normal over the crossing, a spokesperson for the ERYC has confirmed this afternoon (Monday, August 1) that the scheduled closures have now been cancelled, and Network Rail will be resubmitting their application for the works to be completed at a later date.

EYMS Depot Supervisor John Shipp confirmed scheduled bus services have now resumed their normal routes.

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