Runaway at Dereham Station

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CCTV image showing the rail vehicle moving towards the level crossing gates (courtesy of Mid Norfolk Railway)

CCTV image showing the rail vehicle moving towards the level crossing gates (courtesy of Mid Norfolk Railway)

At around 15:52 hrs on 10 December 2020, a rail vehicle detached from a winch rope during unloading from a heavy haulage road trailer directly onto the railway. It ran away and collided with the gates of a nearby level crossing. The vehicle broke through the gates and came to rest over an open, public road.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.

Published 23 December 2020

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