Wednesday, December 03, 2008

INCIDENT: Bayles & Wylies (Moor Lane) FP, Nottinghamshire 22.11.08

A woman and her grandson were killed after being struck by a passenger train on Moor Lane footpath crossing, Bestwood, Nottingham.

Jean Hoggart and Mikey Dawson were hit by the 17.45 Worksop to Nottingham service. No injuries were reported on the train, which did not derail. The gated crossing, which is protected by whistle boards, is said by Network Rail to be in 'good condition'.

Local MP Paddy Tipping said there had also been a long-running campaign to improve lighting at the crossing. County councillor Chris Baron has been campaigning to improve safety at local crossings, including Moor Lane, for over a decade. He claims the lighting and signage are inadequate.

The RAIB have launched an investigation.

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