New Railway Crossing for Dormice

Network Rail Engineers are actually building a tiny railway crossing for wild hazel dormice in a bid to save this endangered species from extinction. The new build ‘dormouse bridge’ will be one of the first of its kind on the railway infrastructure when it’s built next summer on the Furness line in Lancashire. The £40,000 conservation project involves fitting a 12-metre long shielded tree-top structure to provide protection from predators on the side of an existing railway overbridge. Credit to Clare Pengelly for the gorgeous door mouse image.  Check out Network Rail’s cutest video of the project Endangered hazel dormice to get first ever dedicated railway crossing (