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12 JUL

Broken rail barriers cause traffic chaos

By timesecholife on in All News, Featured News

TRAFFIC came to a stand-still on Friday morning as the level-crossing barriers at Blythe Bridge Train Station became stuck in the lowered position.

Drivers were left stranded at either side of the tracks when the safety barriers failed to return to their usual upright position when not in use.

The incident at Uttoxeter Road, which occurred at around 11am on Friday, July 9 left many road-users having to find alternative routes to get to their destinations.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Shortly before 11am on Friday, a level crossing barrier at Blythe Bridge level crossing failed.

“Network Rail engineers visited the site and found that a new part needed to be installed. Until this work could be carried out, the barrier was operated manually.

“Engineers returned to the site on Monday and installed a new part and the barrier is now working as normal.

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