Level crossing broken near Southbourne

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Rail news

A TECHNICIAN is currently working to repair an automated level crossing near Southbourne that broke this morning (January 16).

A Network Rail spokesman said the broken crossing was in Inlands Road, in Southbourne. The barrier is stuck shut and traffic is unable to cross the railway line.

He said a train went through at 7.35am but afterwards the barrier did not raise itself again.

“We’ve had a technician on site since 8.25am,” he said.

The gates are automatic and he said if one detected a fault within itself it would stay down.

Drivers are advised to find an alternative crossing while the repairs are being carried out.