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22.03.16

RAIB opens investigation following Grimston Lane level crossing fatality

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has launched an investigation into the death of a pedestrian on a level crossing near Felixstowe last month.

The fatality occurred at around 12.25pm on 23 February when the pedestrian was struck by a train from Ipswich to Felixstowe.

The accident occurred on the Grimston Lane footpath-only crossing.

The RAIB is now seeking to establish the causes of the accident, investigating areas including factors which may have influenced the actions of the pedestrian and the design and/or management of the crossing.

The death comes as Network Rail launched a new campaign to raise awareness among the public of how to avoid level crossing accidents, as well as investing £100m in promoting level crossing safety and replacing crossings with bridges as part of the £40bn Railway Upgrade Plan.

Comments

Huguenot   22/03/2016 at 19:57

The photo is not of Grimston Lane crossing as the Felixtowe Branch is not electrified.

Blue Pullman   24/03/2016 at 15:51

The text states that the incident occurred on a "footpath-only crossing" however the photo shows a road level crossing!

Widnesman   28/03/2016 at 18:26

A look on Google Maps/Earth shows the "foot crossing" is a short distance from the road crossing pictured above.

Ian   29/03/2016 at 13:21

With all due respects, the image on the RAIB website is of a single line non-electrified railway; so the image displayed with this article is totally wrong, or heaven forbid the RAIB are wrong.

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