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Lincoln Traffic Problems

125 trains a day cross Lincoln's High Street causing frequent road hold ups and traffic chaos gradually destroying the fabric of this ancient city.

Non-Fiction 1975 7 mins

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Trains heading towards Lincoln's two city centre railway stations cause traffic hold ups as they cross the High Street not by bridges or tunnels but via twin level crossings. Bev Smith visits the city for ATV Today and reports on the problem which is not only causing traffic misery but is having a knock-on effect on the fabric of the city causing serious damage to the 900 year old cathedral and the even older Roman remains.

The High Street in Lincoln continues to be regularly closed by passing trains although there is now only one line as the route into St Mark's station was closed in 1985.