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Collision with crossing gates at Penrhyn level crossing

Collision with crossing gates at Penrhyn level crossing, Ffestiniog Railway, 6 January 2019.

Penrhyn Crossing (courtesy of Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways)

Penrhyn Crossing (courtesy of Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways)

At around 16:30 hrs on 6 January 2019, an engineering train travelling on a falling gradient was unable to stop and collided with the gate protecting the A4085 road, coming to rest across the carriageway. The gate was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this accident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.

Published 23 January 2019