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Vehicle hits barriers at Woolhampton level crossing

Road closed and trains delayed after incident

Dan Cooper

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Dan Cooper

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No trains running between Newbury and Reading

POLICE have closed off Station Road in Woolhampton after a vehicle hit the level crossing at Midgham station and broke one of the barriers.

British Transport Police and Thames Valley Police are attending the scene.

A spokesman for Network Rail, James Crook, confirmed: “A vehicle has hit the level crossing barrier at Midgham as it was closing.

“This will cause minor delays of around 10 minutes for trains in both directions.”

Linda Wood, of Acorn Interiors on Station Road, said: “The police have closed the road off. One of the barriers is broken and on the floor and the other three are just flashing.”

Thames Valley Police has been contacted for a comment.

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