Level crossing in Hilton closed as emergency repairs take place following traffic collision: A5132 Hilton Level Crossing, damaged gates, Network Rail

Tuesday 5 Mar 2024

Level crossing in Hilton closed as emergency repairs take place following traffic collision

Region & Route:
| Eastern: East Midlands

Network Rail is advising motorists to plan their journey before setting off as the level crossing over the A5132 in Hilton, Derbyshire remains closed following a road traffic collision.

The level crossing requires emergency repair work after a vehicle crashed into it at around 16.00 on Friday 1 March, damaging the gates.

To protect the safety of train passengers, crew, motorists, and pedestrians, Network Rail has been forced to close the crossing while repair work and inspections are carried out.

The work is expected to take several days with the road estimated to reopen as normal from next week.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their journey before setting off and to use alternative routes during the closure. Trains are still able to pass over the crossing.

Anna Ebblewhite, Route Level Crossing Manager for Network Rail in the East Midlands said: “Unfortunately, our teams have been left with no option but to temporarily close Hilton level crossing while we carry out emergency repair work following damage caused by a traffic collision.

“The safety of train passengers and crew, as well as motorists and pedestrians, is paramount and this work is vital to be able to return the crossing to a safe operation.

“We want to thank local people for their patience and understanding and want to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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