Trains delayed after artic lorry collides with bridge in Baldock

Baldock railway bridge

Baldock railway bridge - Credit: Archant

There were delays on Great Northern rail services through North Hertfordshire yesterday evening after an artic lorry hit a barrier beside a rail bridge.

Police were alerted just after 6pm after a red Mercedes artic lorry collided with a barrier next to the railway bridge on Station Road in Baldock.

The collision damaged the barrier and the trailer of the lorry.

No-one was injured in the collision but train services were delayed while the scene was made safe.

The Comet reported in March that Network Rail figures show the bridge is hit five times a year on average, with the total repair and compensation costs between 2003 and 2015 totalling £750,000.

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald has tried in get a restriction imposed on the A507 North Road because the bridge is such a notorious accident spot.

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