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Near miss at Magdalen Road level crossing, Watlington

Near miss between passenger train and car at Magdalen Road level crossing, Watlington, Norfolk, 9 August 2017.

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This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this incident. See safety digest 14/2017.

Magdalen Road crossing and signal box, viewed from Watlington station
Magdalen Road crossing and signal box, viewed from Watlington station

At around 08.51 hrs on 9 August 2017, a passenger train travelling at low speed when departing from platform 1 at Watlington station, passed over Magdalen Road level crossing with the barriers in the raised position and narrowly missed a moving car.

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

The safety digest will shortly be made available on our website.

Published 6 September 2017