Train crash at Downham Market

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A train and lorry have collided on a level crossing near Downham.

Emergency services are currently at the scene of the crash, which has happened between a lorry and a freight train at a level crossing in Railway Road just before 9.40am today (Thursday, November 13).

An ambulance officer attended and an ambulance crew and Rapid Response Vehicle were also dispatched. However, they were stood down when it was confirmed that there were no injuries.

British Transport Police have arrested a Romanian man on suspicion of dangerous driving.

A spokesman said: “We were called to a level crossing on the Downham Market southern bypass at 9.30am on Thursday, 13 November, following reports of a train striking a lorry.

“Colleagues from Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service also attended.

“A Romanian national has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

“The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been notified of the incident.”

All railway lines are blocked while police deal with the incident.​

Great Northern’s southbound trains are running a shuttle between Lynn and Downham stations. Replacement buses are running between Downham and Ely via Littleport, where southbound services will resume. All Lynn bound services are terminating at Ely.

Greater Anglia is also accepting passengers with Great Northern tickets on any reasonable route.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: