Monday, March 31, 2008

INCIDENT: Wokingham Waterloo Road AHB, Berkshire 31st March 2008

A woman was killed when she was hit by a train on the Waterloo Road automatic half-barrier crossing in Wokingham.

Few other details are available at the present time.

BBC News:

Sunday, March 30, 2008

INCIDENT: Hythe Station MCB, Colchester, Essex 27th February 2008

A woman was killed when she was struck by a passenger train on a barrier crossing in Colchester.

Police say that Kelly Mack, 29, attempted to cross the Hythe station crossing whilst the barriers were down. She had caught her foot in the wooden crossing guard and although managing to free herself was struck by a London Liverpool Street to Clacton service travelling at approximately 50mph. A man believed to be her boyfriend was also injured. Another man, who tried to pull the woman free, escaped injury.

No injuries were reported on the train, which did not derail.

Photo (c) Daily Mail

Thursday, March 06, 2008


A motorist who overtook a line of waiting stationary cars at a barrier crossing in order to cross before the barriers descended has been jailed for four months.

Rickie Brown, 30, from Lowestoft had ignored the flashing red lights at Oulton Broad North MCB near Lowestoft during the evening rush-hour, Ipswich Crown Court heard. Overtaking three cars that had stopped, Brown 'zig-zagged' past the descending barriers. The signalman had made a note of Brown's registration number and he had later been interviewed by the police about the incident.

Here's a YouTube clip of the crossing in action:

Evening Star:

Monday, March 03, 2008

INCIDENT: Cullybacky AHB, Ballymena 3rd March 2008

A car was in collision with a passenger train at the automatic half barrier crossing on Cullybacky Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Alan Law was taken to Antrim Area Hospital and later moved to the Royal Victoria Hospital. No injuries were reported on the train, which did not derail.

Early indications suggest that the crossing was working correctly at the time of the incident.

The body responsible for level crossings in Northern Ireland, Translink, are to launch a full investigation.

Belfast Telegraph:
BBC News:

Photo: BBC News