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Wokingham level crossing safety fears

Scene of incident
A woman died at the same level crossing almost two years ago

Residents are expected to raise safety concerns at a meeting with councillors after a driver died when his car was hit by a train on a level crossing.

None of the 150 passengers or the train driver were injured in the crash at the crossing in Waterloo Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, on Saturday morning.

A meeting over housing is scheduled for Monday but residents are now likely to also raise concerns about the crossing.

A woman died when she was hit by a train at the same spot in 2008.

Both recent deaths at the crossing are not being treated as suspicious.

Crossing removed

Councillor Angus Ross, from Wokingham Borough Council, said: "I'm sure as a result of this we will be working with Network Rail, which is responsible for the track, to see if anything can be done.

"The trouble is it is something very hard to ever stop completely.

"We already had a meeting arranged with residents so I'm sure this will also be discussed."

The area is in line for a major housing development which, if approved, would see the crossing removed and a bridge built in its place.

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