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Collision between freight train and tractor causing major delays on Cambridge to Peterborough line

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A crash between a freight train and tractor has derailed three wagons and is causing major delays on routes across Cambridgeshire.

Emergency services are at the scene of the collision which happened at a level crossing on the Cambridge to Peterborough line.

A Network Rail spokesman said the train driver received minor injuries in the crash, while the tractor driver was unhurt.

Network Rail (50379352)
Network Rail (50379352)

Train operator Greater Anglia say both lines between Ely and Peterborough are blocked, with Cross Country and East Midlands Railways services also affected. A Rail Replacement Bus service is now in operation.

People are being warned to expect delays until the end of the day.

Richard Tew, Network Rail's head of safety for Anglia, said: “At approximately 9:10am this morning a freight train struck a tractor at Kisby level crossing between March and Whittlesea on the Peterborough to Ely line. We are on site with the emergency services and working with all parties to fully understand the circumstances.

“Three wagons have derailed as a result of the collision and these will need to be recovered. This will affect passenger services between Ely and Peterborough for the rest of the day. Passengers are advised to check with their train operator or National Rail Enquiries for the latest information

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