This morning, Tuesday 24th August 2021, the railway line between Ely and Peterborough has reopened after a collision between a freight train and tractor last week.
The collision caused a lot of damage to the train, track and signalling equipment. Over the past four days, the freight train has been removed, and engineers have completed more than a mile of track repairs.
Following completion, the line reopened ready for trains this morning.
Last Thursday, a freight train collided with a tractor at Kisbeys user-worked level crossing in March. The RAIB are investigating the incident, with Network Rail saying they are assisting anyway they can.
Thankfully, only minor injuries were sustained by the train and tractor driver.
Network Rail’s infrastructure director for Anglia, Simon Milburn, said: “We’ve worked solidly for the last four days to carry out the repairs as quickly as possible and minimise disruption this incident has caused to passengers.
“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we complete these works and we are sorry for the disruption it has caused.”
“We’ve worked around the clock on extensive repairs in order to safely reopen the line as quickly as possible. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we completed these works and we are sorry for the disruption it has caused.”
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