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Teenager death crossing 'to shut'

Plans are being made to close a Lancashire level crossing at which a teenager died.

A 16-year-old was struck by a Preston-bound train at the Rylands crossing in Chorley on Tuesday. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

The crossing, which links a housing estate with the town centre, will be replaced by a footbridge if Network Rail's plans are given the go-ahead.

The crossing will remain open until the bridge is in place.

The proposals need funding approval, but the work is expected to be complete by Autumn next year.

A spokesman for Network Rail said that the bridge would be caged to stop object being thrown at trains.

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