Woodbridge: Car in collision with train on level crossing

A train has collided with a car on a level crossing in Woodbridge

A train has collided with a car on a level crossing in Woodbridge - Credit: Archant

A driver had a lucky escape when his car was in collision with a train on a level crossing.

The drama unfolded in The Avenue, just outside Woodbridge station, around 6.30pm this evening.

Train services operating between Ipswich and Woodbridge were disrupted for a time and a replacement bus was running.

However they were returned to normal around 8.40pm.

Officers from Suffolk Constabulary were also on scene helping their counterparts from British Transport Police (BTP).


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The level crossing at The Avenue is unmanned and drivers have to get out of their car to open it.

The middle aged driver of the silver Volvo is understood to have suffered a minor head injury.

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The train was heading from Ipswich towards Lowestoft.

No one on the train was hurt and passengers remained on board until alternative arrangements were made to ensure they could carry on with their journey.

A spokesman for Greater Anglia confirmed that rail services had been disrupted and that they arranged alternative transport.

“We understand a vehicle is on the crossing,” he said. “We are now trying to organise replacement bus services.”

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