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Rail services between King’s Lynn and London return to normal after line re-opens

10:30 13 July 2012

The train whhich was in collision with a car on a level crossing in the fens yesterday.Picture: Matthew Usher.

The train whhich was in collision with a car on a level crossing in the fens yesterday.Picture: Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2012

Trains are running again between Downham Market and Ely after the line was re-opened this morning.

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Part of the route was closed yesterday, after a train was in collision with a car on a level crossing near Ten Mile Bank.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was pushed several hundred yards along the line by the train. The dead man has not been named.

All four carriages remained on the rails and none of the 65 people on board were injured.

Police and officials from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch are investigating how the car came to end up on the line.

“We’re carrying out a preliminary investigation at the scene,” an RAIB spokesman said. “Inspectors have been sent to the site and the evidence is being reviewed.”

The accident is the third to have occurred on the crossing, off the Ten Mile Bank to Welney Road. There have been two other collisions involving farm vehicles but none were fatal.

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