Train crash investigation

A train driver and a car driver have escaped unhurt after a crash on a level crossing at Silverdale in Lancashire.

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Network Rail statement after Silverdale train crash

The train hit a car on the level crossing Credit: Dave Brown, ITV Granada

Network Rail have released a statement after a train struck a car on the line at Silverdale.The statement reads: "At approximately 7pm on 15 January a train struck an empty vehicle at Silverdale level crossing between Barrow-in-Furness and Carnforth.

"The train did not derail and there was no significant damage to the railway infrastructure.

"No allegations have been made regarding the safe working of the level crossing. Network Rail staff assisted the emergency services and the line reopened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.”

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