A train and a tractor collided at a railroad crossing, injuring two people.
The incident occurred on Thursday, around 9:10 am, near March in Cambridgeshire.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said:
“Thankfully, no one has been seriously injured.”
Three of the freight train wagons have to be derailed and recovered.
Passenger service between Erie and Peterborough is expected to be interrupted for the rest of the day.
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Due to the frequent use of people and trains and the glare of the sun, Network Rail has already put the KissBee railroad crossing, where the crash occurred, into one of the highest risk categories.
Intersections are user-controlled, not automatic barriers.
Approximately 186 trains pass daily at speeds of up to 75 mph.
“We have emergency services on-site and we work with all parties to fully understand the situation,” said Richard Tu, Head of Safety at Network Rail’s Anglia.
A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said ambulances, paramedics, and air ambulances were sent to the scene.
The Office of Rail and Road has dispatched a team of safety inspectors.