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Public notice: rail safety reminder
Lynemouth Power Station is reminding local residents to adhere to heightened safety warnings and not trespass on railway lines coming in and out of the plant now that thousands of tonnes of biomass fuel is being transported to the power station for electricity production.
The train line, which runs from Woodhorn directly to the power station at Lynemouth, recently reopened to transport thousands of tonnes of biomass wood pellets from the Port of Tyne to the power station for electricity generation.
Members of the community are being regularly reminded to take heed of safety advice as well as be mindful when using the public crossings on the track .
Daryn Campbell, Operations Manager at Lynemouth Power Station commented, “The train lines are now back in full operational use therefore the community are asked to be extra vigilant and only cross the tracks at the dedicated areas.
“We also ask that the public do not enter or trespass on private land to the south of the plant including the lagoons as this raises additional safety concerns.”
Martin Hunt, Senior Route Freight Manager for Network Rail, added, “The reintroduction of freight traffic from West Sleekburn to Lynemouth Power Station shows the importance of the railway as a means of driving economic growth. Safety remains our priority as trespassing is not only incredibly dangerous but also illegal, and carries a fine of up to £1,000.”