Thursday 10 Mar 2005


Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The recent fatality at Drayton level crossing was a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the young woman’s family and friends at this very sad time. This accident does however highlight how the railway can be a dangerous place if its boundaries are not respected. The railway is electrified 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and we urge all ages to stay away from the railway tracks and stay safe. After the accident we carried out an immediate inspection of the crossing and it conforms to all railway standards, including the anti trespass measures and the lighting of the crossing. Therefore we will not be making changes to Drayton crossing. Other than where the public can cross the railway, ie. level crossings, we do not light the railway itself as this could be a distraction for train drivers and also an enticement for trespass and vandalism.”

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