Call for urgent action on safety fencing
Residents are demanding fencing preventing cars falling on to a railway line is improved before a serious accident happens.
It is in place at the railway bridge on Don Street, Tillydrone, opposite bollards, in an attempt to prevent cars going off the side in an accident.
However, local people now fear the barriers are being neglected by Network Rail, who have vowed to “assess” the situation.
Tillydrone resident Lynne Digby said: “The fencing looks forgotten about by Network Rail.
“Having put large concrete bollards and new fencing on one side, you’d think they would at least put suitable fencing in the most hazardous part at the junction where most accidents take place.”
The Don Street junction is narrower than both its approaching roads, with safety concerns being raised for both motorists and pedestrians.
Residents of Tillydrone and Woodside were asked last year to give their views on how to improve the area, with hundreds of comments received.
Many people called for the Don Street junction and barriers overlooking the railway track to be made safer, with one resident describing the area as “an accident waiting to happen.”
A Network Rail spokesman said: “We regularly inspect our lineside fencing and also operate a separate scheme to identify sites where vehicle incursion may be a risk.
“We will assess this location.”
“The fencing looks forgotten about by Network Rail”