Cringleford, Norfolk, UK: Pedestrian fatality

13 Apr

A pedestrian was killed when struck by a train on the Cringleford automatic half-barrier level crossing near Norwich. The fatality occurred at about 10.30 on April 11th, 2016, leading to substantial delays for trains travelling between Ely and Norwich.

British Transport Police (BTP) has said that it is not treating the death as suspicious. However, it is not known whether the death was intentional or accidental as this will be addressed in the file BTP will prepare for a Coronial Inquest.

Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North and co-chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Rail Taskforce, said: “It is very concerning to have two accidents in two days, one of them fatal today near Norwich. My thoughts and sympathies go out to all who’ve been tragically involved, including the staff and emergency services. I will be speaking urgently to Greater Anglia and Network Rail to see what lessons can be drawn immediately and in the long term for better safety on our railway in Norfolk, whilst we go about securing the improvements to service that we’ve been campaigning for over many years.”

 

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