Rail delays after road vehicle hits level crossing near Sandy

PUBLISHED: 08:29 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 16 January 2018

Sandy railway station.

Sandy railway station.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

There are delays on the railways between Peterborough and Stevenage this morning after a road vehicle hit a level crossing near Sandy.

The crash happened between Sandy and St Neots, and both northbound and southbound services are affected.

National Rail has indicated that disruption is expected until about 10.30am, with delays of up to 15 minutes.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 7am, a signaller advised that a vehicle had struck a barrier at Everton level crossing in Bedfordshire.

“The road is currently closed to allow Network Rail engineers to carry out work to repair the barrier. There is some disruption to train services, so passengers are advised to check before they travel via National Rail Enquiries.

“We’d like to apologise to anyone who has experienced disruption due to this incident.”

A Great Northern spokeswoman added: “We apologise to passengers impacted by this incident.

“Due to a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers between Sandy and St Neots shortly this morning, trains have to run at reduced speed on all northbound and southbound lines.”

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