Well you shouldn't have de-electrified it in the first place then
I don't see why it would be too dangerous. Would people start running
around on the track just because the lines now run by EOR and not LU?
Surely its more to do with Public Liability Insurance than anything?
To the insurance company there's probably a perception that because its
not LUL or some large TOC operating the services then they may be a
little slacker on such issues.
Sudbury Branch Line website: http://www.sudbury-branchline.co.uk