Cambridgeshire cyclist scare

The British Transport Police have released shocking footage of the moment a cyclist from Cambridgeshire narrowly missed being hit by a train after dodging a level-crossing barrier.

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Cambridgeshire cyclist comes forward

A woman has come forward after a public appeal for information into an incident at Waterbeach level crossing. Credit: British Transport Police/PA Wire

The British Transport Police have confirmed that a woman has come forward after a public appeal for information into an incident at Waterbeach level crossing.

Footage was released earlier this week of a cyclist stepping through the closed barriers and onto the line at the Cambridgeshire crossing.

The woman was then forced to brake hard as a train narrowly avoided her.

A woman has since contacted the British Transport Police and will now be speaking to officers on a voluntary basis next week.

Cambridgeshire cyclist narrowly avoids train collision

The British Transport Police have released shocking footage of the moment a cyclist from Cambridgeshire narrowly missed being hit by a train after dodging a level-crossing barrier.

Network Rail says the incident at Waterbeach near Cambridge is one of the closest shaves ever caught on camera.

Now transport police want to identify the woman involved and highlight the dangers of ignoring railway barriers.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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PC: "Cyclist inches away from death"

A British Transport Police PC says that a cyclist caught on CCTV trying to get over a level crossing was "inches away from death."

The force today released footage of the moment the cyclist risked her life to encroach onto the line at Waterbeach near Cambridge.

PC Matt Mildinhall says that he was "astounded" by the woman's actions and believes that everyone involved was lucky to get away injury-free.

Cyclist's lucky escape caught on CCTV

This is the moment that a cyclist risked her life to get over a level crossing at Waterbeach near Cambridge.

The driver of the train had to apply the emergency break before the cyclist stepped back, narrowly avoiding being hit.

Police now want to identify the woman involved in the incident, which happened on 12 September at around 18:30 pm.

Route manager: 'One of the closest incidents of near-miss we've seen"

Network Rail's route managing director Richard Schofield has spoken of his shock after footage was released of a cyclist in Cambridgeshire narrowly avoiding being hit by a train.

The woman is seen approaching onto the line and subsequently braking hard as the train passes.

"This is one of the closest incidents of near-miss we've seen.

The person using the crossing not only didn't hear the train but ignored the warning lights and barriers, putting her life, the lives of passengers and the train driver in danger.

"Warning systems at level crossings are there for a reason, to protect users from the railway.

I hope the release of this footage will highlight the importance of following the safety advice at level crossings."

– Richard Schofield, Network Rail

Shocking cyclist CCTV revealed

The woman encroaches onto the line just as the approaching train passes Credit: British Transport Police/PA Wire

The British Transport Police have released shocking footage of the moment a cyclist from Cambridgeshire narrowly missed being hit by a train after dodging a level-crossing barrier.

Footage of the incident at the Waterbeach crossing shows a woman passing through the closed barriers and onto the line before proceeding to brake hard as the train passes.

The British Transport Police have released the images in an attempt to identify the woman Credit: British Transport Police/PA Wire

The images have been released in an attempt to identify the woman and to highlight the dangers of misusing level crossings.

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