Two injured in level crossing collision between train and tractor

A crash between a train and a tractor at a level crossing has left two people injured, police said.

The incident happened near March, Cambridgeshire, at around 9.10am on Thursday.

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A British Transport Police spokesman said: “The drivers of the train and tractor were checked over by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries. Thankfully no-one has sustained any serious injuries.”

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Three of the freight train’s wagons derailed and will need to be recovered.

Network Rail’s head of safety for Anglia, Richard Tew, said: “At approximately 9:10am this morning a freight train struck a tractor at Kisbeys user worked level crossing between March and Whittlesea on the Peterborough to Ely line. We are on site with the emergency services and working with all parties to fully understand the circumstances.

“Three wagons have derailed as a result of the collision and these will need to be recovered. This will affect passenger services between Ely and Peterborough for the rest of the day. Passengers are advised to check with their train operator or National Rail Enquiries for the latest information.”

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