MP having urgent talks over safety following death of person hit by train at Cringleford level crossing

The level crossing at Keswick. Picture: Google Street View

The level crossing at Keswick. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

There were long delays on the Norwich to Cambridge line after a person was hit by a train at a Cringleford level crossing on Monday morning.

British Transport Police said they were called to the line between Keswick and Cringleford at 10.31am.

The East of England Ambulance Service also attended and the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police spokesman said: 'The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to identify the deceased and inform their family.'

Abellio Greater Anglia have said that services on the Norwich to Cambridge line are now running as usual following the incident.

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It comes the day after a tractor was hit by an oncoming train on the level crossing at Roudham leaving the tractor driver seriously injured.

Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North and co-chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Rail Taskforce, said she will speaking urgently to the train operators to see what lessons can be learnt.

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'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,' she said.

'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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