An Essex woman has launched a campaign to urge Network Rail to erect high security fencing
around a dangerous stretch of track.
Kim Herbert, who is deaf, launched the campaign after her hearing dog Cassie died after running onto the line in 2009, reports the Harlow Star.
Ms Herbert was shocked to find that parts of the track between Harlow Town Station and the Templefields Industrial Estate were not safeguarded by proper security fencing
and has called on the transport company to carry out a number of safety improvements.
"This is a public place where our dogs and children play," Ms Herbert told the Star. "It is unacceptable to have railway lines with no safety fencing in a designated town park."
The campaign has attracted hundreds of signatures via an online petition and has been backed by Harlow Council and Harlow MP Rob Halfon.
A spokesman for Network Rail said the company has met with Ms Herbert since her dog was killed and are looking at how they can make the existing fencing along the railway more secure.
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