Thursday, June 05, 2008

INCIDENT: Bardon Mill UWC+T, Northumberland 03/06/08

A delivery van was hit by a train on a user-worked crossing in Bardon Mill, Northumberland.

The 20-year old driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. None of the 45 passengers on the 16.24 Newcastle to Whitehaven Northern Rail train were reported as injured. The train did not derail.

It has been alleged that the driver did not use the crossing phone to seek permission to cross the line.

British Transport Police officers have begun an investigation. They have already said there was no information to suggest that the crossing was faulty.

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