Train carrying 135 passengers crashes at level crossing

A train has hit a tractor on a level crossing in Norfolk. 135 passengers were on board at the time.

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Passenger relives terrifying moment train crashed with tractor

A train smashed into a tractor on a level crossing near Thetford, Norfolk on Sunday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A passenger on a train that collided with a tractor in Norfolk has spoken about the terrifying moment when she thought it would be derailed.

Sarah Drake was one of the 135 passengers on board the Norwich to Cambridge train on Sunday. Several had to be treated by paramedics at the side of the track..

The tractor driver was more seriously injured in the crash at a farm crossing at Roudham near Thetford.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson


Person killed on Norwich to Cambridge rail line

The level crossing at Keswick in Norfolk where a person was hit by a train on the line. Credit: Google Maps / Street View

Police are investigating after a person was killed on the railway line between Norwich to Cambridge.

The incident happened around 10.30am on Monday in the Keswick - Cringleford area near Norwich.

British Transport Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Train services between Cambridge and Norwich are being delayed by up to an hour and buses are replacing some trains. Abellio Greater Anglia expect disruption to continue until 3pm.

The incident follows a crash between a tractor and a train with 135 passengers at a level crossing at Roudham in Norfolk on Sunday.

Services resume after train hits tractor at level crossing

Normal service on the Norwich to Cambridge line has now resumed after a train hit a tractor on a level crossing near Thetford yesterday.

The tractor driver remains in a serious condition following the incident in Roudham, and 10 of the 135 train passengers also suffered minor injuries.

Investigations continue into cause of train crash

Investigations are continuing after a train crashed into a tractor at a level crossing in Norfolk.

Click below for Malcolm Robertson's report from the scene


Pictures emerge of train crash in Norfolk

Passengers on board the train that crashed into a tractor on a level crossing in Norfolk have posted pictures of the carriages involved.

The 12:03 Abellio Greater Anglia train from Norwich to Cambridge hit the tractor at around 12:30 this afternoon.

135 passengers were on board at the time of the crash Credit: Alex Youngs
Passenger Alex Youngs posted images from inside the carriage Credit: Alex Youngs
The driver of the tractor was airlifted to hospital Credit: Alex Youngs

No trains running between Norwich and Cambridge after level crossing crash

There are no trains running on the main Cambridge to Norwich line this afternoon after a crash at a level crossing between Thetford and Harling Road.

Both Abellio Greater Anglia and East Midland Train services are affected.

Delays and cancellations are expected until the end of service today.

Abellio Greater Anglia tweeted that a limited bus service will be in place from 1530. East Midland Trains said they were working to source buses to replace the trains on that route.

Train carrying 135 passengers hits tractor at level crossing.

Police are currently at the scene of a collision involving a train and tractor at a level crossing in Roudham in Norfolk

Emergency services were called to the scene at Hall Road at approximately 12.30pm. Police, fire and ambulance are in attendance.

The train had 135 passengers on board at the time of the incident. It did not derail but around 10 passengers are reported to have minor injuries, including cuts, bruising and suffering shock.

The tractor driver has suffered serious injuries. The driver of the train was also injured but is not said to be in a life-threatening condition.

Of those treated at the scene three have been taken to West Suffolk hospital and seven to Norfolk and Norwich hospital.

Emergency services remain on scene along with British Transport Police.

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