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Updated with images from the scene: Drivers treated for minor injuries following crash between train and tractor - recovery of wagons is now under-way



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Recovery is under-way following this morning's crash on a rail crossing in March.

The incident, which happened at around 9.40am and involved a tractor and a freight train, has caused massive disruption to rail services between Ely and Peterborough after three wagons were derailed.

Fortunately neither of the drivers involved were seriously injured.

Network Rail is currently on the scene as recovery of the wagons is carried out.

Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386718)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386718)

Emergency services including ambulance and fire crews attended the crash site on Middle Drove.

Crews from Wisbech and March along with the north roaming fire appliance all attended and helped make the scene safe before handing over to Network Rail.

They left the area at around 11am.

Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386382)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386382)

Paramedics treated the drivers of both the train and the tractor for minor injuries.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "The drivers of the train and tractor were checked over by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries. Thankfully no-one has sustained any serious injuries."

Train operator Greater Anglia said 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.

Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386409)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386409)

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

Fire crews were called to a train crash near Middle Road, March at around 9.40am. (50381769)
Fire crews were called to a train crash near Middle Road, March at around 9.40am. (50381769)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386415)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386415)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386789)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386789)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386803)
Network Rail staff work to clear the track at March after this morning's crash. (50386803)

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

And more: Shocking image shows young boys risking their lives taking photos at Fenland level crossing



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