Turbostar hits tractor on Breckland Line crossing

A tractor driver was airlifted to hospital on April 10 after an Abellio Greater Anglia Class 170 hit his vehicle on a User Worked Crossing (UWC).

The accident happened between Harling Road and Thetford. There were reportedly six passengers who suffered minor injuries when the 1203 Norwich-Cambridge hit the tractor on the UWC.

The Class 170 was damaged, with its brake cylinders and engine sump ripped off.

Trains on the Breckland Line were suspended following the accident.



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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 11/04/2016 22:30

    I think the train driver and tractor driver have escaped with minor injuries including the 10 passengers onboard the train when it crashed into a tractor at about 60mph.

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  • FrankH - 11/04/2016 22:39

    If I'm correct on a UWC there's a phone to contact the signal centre to get clearance to cross.

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