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Railway lines blocked after the train hits a car at the level crossing

A train crashing into a car at a level crossing has severely affected rail traffic – with trains canceled or delayed, operators said.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said officials were called to Rossington Level Crossing in Doncaster shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday after a train reportedly hit a car.

But the police said that luckily the vehicle was only cut off from the train and no one was injured.

⚠️ #LNERUpdate Due to a collision of a road vehicle with a level crossing, the #KingsCross at 8:35 p.m. after #Leeds due at 10:58 p.m. was canceled. Our station teams are at your side.

– London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) June 13, 2021

In a statement, BTP said: “Officials were called to Rossington Level Crossing in Doncaster at 8:07 pm tonight after a train reportedly hit a car.

“Fortunately, the vehicle was only cut off from the train and it is believed no one was injured.

“Officials and paramedics stay on site. The investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing. “

However, the crash resulted in delays and cancellations for rail travelers, with the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) telling people not to travel and telling customers that Sunday tickets are valid for Monday’s journey.

⛔️ #LNERUpdate Please do NOT travel today if you have not yet left. Customers are encouraged to request a refund for unused tickets at the point of purchase. Alternatively, tickets are valid from tomorrow, June 14th, with a new reservation that has been booked at https://t.co/Cvn9CpGK4r pic.twitter.com/xyp2y6BwBG

– London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) June 13, 2021

LNER said on its website: “Significant disruption between Doncaster and Grantham until the end of the day.

“Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Doncaster and Retford.

“While you are present, all lines will be closed.

“A limited number of LNER trains will be able to divert via Gainsborough. These trains cannot approach Retford.

“Major disruptions to trains can be expected by the end of operations.”

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