Two injured after freight train and tractor collide at remote Fen crossing
- Credit: Steve Oldfield (Fenland Aerial Photography)
Paramedics treated both the driver of a freight train and a tractor driver following a rail crash between March and Whittlesey.
The crash happened at a level crossing at around 9.10am today.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "The drivers of the train and tractor were checked over by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.
"Thankfully no-one has sustained any serious injuries."
Three of the freight train's wagons derailed; recovery work is under way.
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Train travel across Cambridgeshire parts of the rest of East Anglia have been disrupted.
Passenger services between Ely and Peterborough are expected to be disrupted for the rest of the day.
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Network Rail's head of safety for Anglia, Richard Tew, said: "We are on site with the emergency services and working with all parties to fully understand the circumstances."
A spokeswoman for East of England Ambulance Service said an ambulance, ambulance officer and air ambulance were sent to the scene.
The Office of Rail and Road dispatched a team of safety inspectors.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “At approximately 09.10 this morning a freight train struck a tractor at Kisby user worked level crossing between March and Whittlesea on the Peterborough to Ely line.
“We are on site with the emergency services and working with all parties to fully understand the circumstances.”
He added: “Three wagons have derailed as a result of the collision and these will need to be recovered."
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: "We were called to reports of a train crash near Middle Road, March at around 9.40am.
"Crews from Wisbech and March attended, along with the north roaming fire appliance.
"The incident involved a freight train, which wasn’t carrying any passengers, and a tractor.
"One casualty was assessed by the ambulance service.
"Firefighters made the area safe before handing the incident over to Network Rail.
"All crews had left the area by 11am."