Train services normal after fatal crash

TRAIN services between Ipswich and Norwich were back to normal today after an horrific crash between a car and a train.An investigation is today under way to discover what caused the collision at the level crossing at Swainsthorpe, Norfolk, which left a car driver dead.

TRAIN services between Ipswich and Norwich were back to normal today after an horrific crash between a car and a train.

An investigation is today under way to discover what caused the collision at the level crossing at Swainsthorpe, Norfolk, which left a car driver dead.

Police have yet to identify the man who was killed when his car collided with the train at 7.25am yesterday .

It is thought the man, who was believed to be in his 50s, died after attempting to zigzag through barriers in the village where he was hit by the ten-carriage passenger train travelling at 100mph.


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He made a last minute desperate bid to escape and left his vehicle when he realised he did not have enough time to cross the line.

Trains were disrupted for most of the day yesterday with coaches running between Diss and Norwich until late into the afternoon.

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But today 'one' announced it was running a normal service again and said those who were unsure of their journeys could check train schedules by contacting their customer services line.

A spokesman for Network Rail confirmed the level-crossing barriers were working and the vehicle was moving at the time it was hit.

The fatality was the third in 18 months along the stretch of track and came a day after the Office of Rail Regulation called for massive safety improvements to be made to level crossings, calling for many to be replaced with bridges.

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