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ScotWays Appeal for Information in Response to the Closure of Ben Alder Level Crossing

ScotWays have launched a questionnaire to gather information from anyone who has used the Ben Alder level crossing to access long-distance routes west of Dalwhinnie in the Highlands.

The appeal comes after Network Rail closed the historical level crossing to pedestrians in July 2021 on reported safety grounds. The closure has frustrated local residents who feel they weren’t consulted by Network rail.

Speaking in a press release, Chief Operating Officer for ScotWays, Richard Barron said: “ScotWays and others are calling on Network Rail to find a safe way of reopening the crossing.

 “We have launched a questionnaire to gather information on public use of the rights of way heading west from Dalwhinnie to help in the campaign to get Network Rail to reopen the crossing.

“Through the questionnaire we hope to gather additional information regarding long-standing publicuse and its value to the local community and visitors alike.”

The Ben Alder level crossing, which is directly south of Dalwhinnie train station in the Cairngorms National Park, is classes as a public right of way and is shown on maps and is included in guidebook route descriptions dating back decades.

ScotWays are asking people who have used the crossing as part of a long-distance through route to help by filling out a questionnaire on their website, https://scotways.com/dalwhinnie/

If you have any queries with regards to the questionnaire or would like to request a hard copy please contact ScotWays by email dalwhinnie@scotways.com.

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