Railway lines blocked after train hits car at level crossing

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22:37pm, Sun 13 Jun 2021
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A train hitting a car at a level crossing has caused major disruption to rail services – with trains cancelled or delayed, operators said.

British Transport Police (BTP) said that officers were called to Rossington Level Crossing in Doncaster just after 8pm on Sunday following reports a train had hit a car.

But the force said that luckily the vehicle was only clipped by the train and nobody was believed to be injured.

In a statement, BTP said: “Officers were called to Rossington Level Crossing in Doncaster at 8.07pm this evening following reports that a train had hit a car.

“Thankfully, the vehicle was only clipped by the train and nobody is believed to have sustained any injuries.

“Officers and paramedics remain at the scene. Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.”

But the crash caused delays and cancellations for rail passengers, with London North Eastern Railway (LNER) urging people not to travel and telling customers tickets dated on Sunday will be valid for travel on Monday.

LNER said on its website: “Major disruption between Doncaster and Grantham until the end of the day.

“The emergency services are dealing with an incident between Doncaster and Retford.

“Whilst they attend the incident, all lines will be closed.

“A limited number of LNER trains will be able to divert via Gainsborough. These trains will not be able to call at Retford.

“Major disruption is expected to trains until the end of service.”

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