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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 September, 2004, 10:25 GMT 11:25 UK
Train line reopened after crash
Train crash
The tractor driver was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital
The Newquay to Par branchline has been re-opened after engineers worked overnight on Wednesday to clear a train and its carriages from the track.

The Wessex train involved in the collision with a tractor on the level crossing at Cosworth on Tuesday has been taken to St Blazey for repairs.

An investigation is continuing into the collision which left the 20-year-old tractor driver seriously injured.

The crossing remains closed to vehicles.

Fourth collision

No one else was seriously hurt following the accident near Quintrell Downs in Cornwall.

Traffic on the unclassified road is controlled by an audible signal and warning lights, switched on by approaching trains.

The operation of the lights and signal, similar to other crossings on the line, will form part of the investigation.

It is the fourth collision on the Newquay to Par line this year. Network Rail has ruled out erecting barriers at the crossing.




SEE ALSO:
No barriers for crash blackspot
01 Sep 04  |  Cornwall
Train collision at level crossing
31 Aug 04  |  Cornwall
Hunt for two in train collision
21 Apr 04  |  Cornwall
Car and train collide at crossing
06 Apr 04  |  Cornwall
Crossings safety to be reviewed
16 Jun 03  |  Cornwall


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