Project: Ashwell Crossing
Details: Renewing the Ashwell crossing
There's nothing particularly special about the level crossing at Ashwell, just north of Oakham in the county of Rutland. Adjacent to Ashwell signal box, this MCB (Manually Controlled Barriers) crossing takes the Whissendine road across the twin-track railway that forms the diversionary route off the Midland main line at Syston through Melton Mowbray and Oakham to Corby. A picturesque line, it can add an hour to a journey to London when the MML is closed for work on a Sunday.