UPDATE: Train services back to normal following level crossing crash

Trains on a busy commuter line into London are running as normal today following a crash at a level crossing last night.

Engineers have worked through the night to re-open the line between Littleport and Downham Market following the crash involving a camper and the 16:15 Cambridge to Downham Market First Capital Connect Service.

Two people, believed to be in their 70s, were inside the vehicle when the crash happened at 4.40pm yesterday on the outskirts of Littleport.

They were both injured and were freed from the van by paramedics and firefighters.

None of the 37 passengers on board were injured.


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The train, which was accelerating as it left Littleport station, came to a halt a few hundred yards up the track from the crossing.

A Network Rail spokesman said engineers had cleared the scene and carried out repairs by 2am, while an examination of the level crossing has shown that it was in full working order.

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'There were some repairs we had to carry out at the level crossing but these were finished by 2am,' he said. 'Everything was sorted out by then and services have been running since the start of the morning.'

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