Group crawls under freight train at Lincoln level crossing

Pedestrains are still getting restless while waiting at Lincoln’s level crossings and risking their life.

Network Rail has released CCTV footage detailing a group of three climbing over the High Street barriers and crawling under a stationary train.

Moments after all three got to the other side, the train began to move off.

The incident happened between 1.40am and 1.43am on April 4 of this year.

The group linger by the barrier in the middle of the road, debating what to do while the freight train is stationary.

The group linger by the barrier in the middle of the road, debating what to do while the freight train is stationary.

The group climb over the barriers and under the train one by one.

The group climb over the barriers and under the train one by one.

The group make it out the other side, just before the train begins to move off.

The group make it out the other side, just before the train begins to move off.

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Incidents like these are one of the main the reasons Network Rail is investing money into two pedestrian bridges over two of the busiest crossings in the city.

The crossing at Brayford Wharf East has already been approved by city planners, while the High Street crossing designs have just been unveiled.

Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail said: “These individuals had a very lucky escape.

“Because of the length of freight trains the driver had no way of seeing the reckless actions of this group and pulls away just seconds after they emerge on the other side.

“These images reinforce the need for us to take action at both level crossing sites in the city to provide safe access over the railway with no possibility of contact with trains.”

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