Rail delays after van hits Brimsdown level crossing barrier

No reported injuries but Greater Anglia rail services severely impacted

The level crossing in Brimsdown (archive pic)
The level crossing in Brimsdown (archive pic)

Rail services on the West Anglia Main Line are being delayed or cancelled after a van hit a level crossing barrier in Brimsdown this afternoon (Thursday).

Greater Anglia reported that the level crossing barrier had been damaged as a result of the collision, but there were no reports of any injuries.

The level crossing is immediately to the north or Brimsdown Station and connects Green Street with the A1055 Mollison Avenue, as well as the area’s many industrial estates.

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On Twitter, Greater Anglia stated: “Due to a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers at #Brimsdown trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

“Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or diverted via Seven Sisters. Disruption is expected until further notice.”

The rail company added: “A transit van collided with the level crossing barriers as the barriers were being lowered down, causing damage to one of the barriers. As a result train services are being cautioned through the area as a matter of safety.”

Network Rail engineers are on route to the site to investigate.

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