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Crossing collision disrupts services

updated 12.14

A FREIGHT train has collided with a tractor on a level crossing in East Anglia.

The train driver was slightly hurt and the train has been partly derailed. Services between Ely and Peterborough have been disrupted.

Network Rail’s head of safety for Anglia, Richard Tew, said: ‘At approximately 09.10 this morning a freight train struck a tractor at Kisby user worked level crossing between March and Whittlesea on the Peterborough to Ely line. We are on site with the emergency services and working with all parties to fully understand the circumstances.

‘Three wagons have derailed as a result of the collision and these will need to be recovered. This will affect passenger services between Ely and Peterborough for the rest of the day. Passengers are advised to check with their train operator or National Rail Enquiries for the latest information.’

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