As a result of increased patronage [NOTE: WE HOPE THEY MEAN FOOTFALL!!], Network Rail could be forced to reduce train line speed in direct correlation to the increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic using a crossing. This would have severe consequences for the timetabling of trains and would also effectively frustrate any future train service improvements. This would be in direct conflict with strategic and government aims of improving rail services. Therefore the location of proposed new development is an important consideration for Network Rail and should form part of any initial appraisal of future development sites. In this regard NR maintain their objection to any development being allowed north of the railway line as this would clearly result in additional traffic using the level crossing.