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Rail bosses new tragedy could happen

PUBLISHED: 10:45 10 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:53 03 March 2010

RAIL bosses were warned years ago that there could be a tragedy on the crossing where a passenger train was in collision with a lorry last month, The Evening Star reveals today.

RAIL bosses were warned years ago that there could be a tragedy on the crossing where a passenger train was in collision with a lorry last month, The Evening Star reveals today.

But they claimed it was not worth fitting barriers – even though they would have been cheaper than the cost of clearing up the accident.

Last month's accident at Blaxhall Hall crossing, near Saxmundham, left 11 people needing hospital treatment after a single-car diesel unit was in collision with a lorry on the crossing.

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