Number of Fatalities per Railway Crossing

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Dear Merseytravel,

Could you please provide the following :

1 - The number of fatalities per level crossing on the Northern Line between Southport and Sandhills since the automated barriers were installed (or from the most convenient point of record keeping). If possible could you also include a breakdown of the figures by year.

2 - The numbers of fatalities at the Fisherman's Path crossing point for the same period as above.

3 - The year in which the automated barriers replaced the manned barriers along this line.

Yours faithfully,

Dorn Carran

Henderson, Andrew,

Dear Sir/Madam

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Yours sincerely,

Andy Henderson

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Henderson, Andrew,

Dear Sir/Madam

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By way of background, Merseytravel and Merseyrail are separate bodies; Merseytravel is the Executive body that provides professional, strategic and operational transport advice to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, while Merseyrail is a 50/50 joint venture company between Serco and Abellio, which has a 25 year concession agreement with Merseytravel to operate the network.

Unfortunately, the requested information is not held by Merseytravel, but I can advise that the information should be held by Merseyrail themselves. As they are a private company, however, they are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act and therefore any information they provide to you would be on a voluntary basis.

Merseyrail can be contacted using the details on their website at the following link: https://www.merseyrail.org/contact-us.aspx, however as Merseyrail are not a public body they are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, meaning that any information they provide would be entirely on a voluntary basis.

Alternatively, the requested information may be held by Network Rail, who are covered by the Freedom of Information Act. You can submit a request to Network Rail either through WhatDoTheyKnow.com or via their website at this link: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/who-we-are...

I am sorry that we could not be of any further assistance on this occasion.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review, which should be addressed to:
Mrs Julie Watling
Legal, Democratic Services & Procurement Manager
Merseytravel
PO Box 1976
Liverpool
L69 3HN
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Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Merseytravel request email]

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