Friday, March 24, 2006

INCIDENT: Auckley Gate House Lane AHB 23/03/06

A car became wedged underneath the AHB at Auckley Gate House Lane near Robin Hood Airport and was struck by a Central Trains service travelling from from Peterborough to Doncaster. The car driver was able to escape from the car before the collision.

There were no injuries to the car driver, the ten passengers or the train crew. The train did not derail and was not damaged.

According to the March RSSB Safety Performance Report, the driver alleged that sunlight obscured her view of the crossing lights.

A few weeks before, it had been reported that a double decker bus clipped the barriers. The driver complained that the lights did not seem to work.

Doncaster Today: - the incident - view of a local resident

Monday, March 20, 2006

INCIDENT: Pegamoid Road FC 17/03/06

A Stanstead Express train hit two sixteen year old boys on a footpath crossing at Pegamoid Road, Edmonton, half a mile from Angel station.

Jamie Yuksel and Voker Hasa died; three other boys fled the scene. All five are alleged to have been running backwards and forwards over the crossing.

The footpath crossing is is the middle of a long length of track reported as having good visibility in both directions. Access to the crossing is via a spring-loaded gate

BBC News:

Enfield Independent - MP calls for crossing closure:

Edmonton Journal - Network Rail defend crossing:

Thursday, March 02, 2006

MISUSE: Shropshire

Figures show that over seventy drivers broke traffic laws at crossings in Shropshire during 2005. Crossings giving particular concern are Wem, Harlescott and Onibury.

BBC News: