Transport – Frankfurt am Main – Deutsche Bahn is rebuilding the accident-prone transition in Nied – Wirtschaft
Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) – After a fatal accident at a level crossing in Frankfurt’s Nied district last year, Deutsche Bahn renewed the safety technology there. On Monday, the Oeserstrasse crossing was closed to traffic, as a company spokeswoman said in Frankfurt. Cars are expected to be diverted by early December. There is a temporary crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.
The new security system is said to go into operation on December 11th. “This completes the first step of the step-by-step plan published in autumn 2020, with which the city of Frankfurt am Main and DB are improving the traffic situation at the level crossing on Oeserstraße in Frankfurt-Nied,” said the railway. In a second step, an underpass for pedestrians is to be built, followed by an underpass for car traffic.
In May 2020, a 16-year-old was killed at the crossing and a 50-year-old driver and a 52-year-old cyclist were seriously injured. An investigation was initiated against the 48-year-old gatekeeper because the barrier was open even though a train was approaching. In this part of the city there has long been a call for the accident-prone level crossing, which is located in a falling curve, to be repaired.
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