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Freight train driver injured in level crossing crash..

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Old 19th August 2021, 12:57
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Freight train driver injured in level crossing crash..

A freight train driver has been injured in a collision with a tractor at a level crossing.

It happened between Whittlesey and March in Cambridgeshire at 09:10 BST.

Network Rail said three of the train's wagons derailed and the driver received minor injuries, while the tractor driver was unhurt.

Head of safety Richard Tew said: "We are on site with the emergency services and working with all parties to fully understand the circumstances."

Passenger services between Ely and Peterborough are expected to be disrupted for the rest of the day.

British Transport Police said: "The driver of the train and tractor were checked over by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.

"Thankfully no one has sustained any serious injuries."

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Thanks Philip

Another year, another farm vehicle collision.

Good to see that neither driver was seriously injured. We've had some horrible fatalities out here on the Fens over recent years.

I really do sympathise with farm crews. With GPS and fantastically bright lights they can be seen to work at night as well as throughout the day. It looks like a hell of a slog at harvest time.

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The line has reopened this morning and the photos of the incident show that the train was in collision with the trailer, rather than the tractor itself, which is fortunate & probably reduced the damage and injuries.

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/08...completed.html

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RAIB finds ‘no evidence’ of request to use Cambridgeshire crossing before Tractor v Train crash.

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