Monday, September 25, 2006

FAILURE: Leominster Mill Street

A technical failure of the barrier crossing at Mill Street in Leominster caused delays to motorists.
The crossing remained closed for half an hour whist Network Rail engineers attended to the fault.

Shropshire Star:

Monday, September 18, 2006


A van failed to stop and crashed through the barriers at Thorpe End AHB, Norfolk.
No injuries were reported and there was no collision with rail traffic.
The incident led to severe delays for rail users.
Police say they will consider prosecuting the van driver for road traffic offences

Norwich Evening News:

Sunday, September 17, 2006

UPDATE: Croxton (aka Kilverstone Heath)

Problems with Croxton crossing had been reported to the police and Network Rail several times since August, it has emerged.

The latest was on Friday, four days before the derailment, when a concerned driver called 999 to report an obstruction on the crossing. Stan Edwards, from Ann's Cars at Watton, said that he needed to drive around a raised block on the crossing to avoid damaging his vehicle. The police informed Network Rail, who confirmed that they sent an engineer out to inspect the crossing that day.

Minutes before the derailment on Tuesday 12th September, a car driven by Jason Lange struck a block on the crossing and crashed into a field.

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Bury St Edmunds Today:
Watton & Swaffham Times:
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

INCIDENT: Croxton AHB 12/09/06

A passenger train travelling from Ely to Norwich derailed after striking an object on the AHB crossing at Croxton.

No injuries were reported. It seems that the object could be a rubber paving block that forms part of the crossing.

The crossing was the site of a collision in 2001 when a car struck the side of a train .

The RAIB have launched an inquiry.

Photo - Andrew Day,

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