Cambridgeshire: Woman dies after colliding with freight train near Suffolk border

By Chris Harris
Friday, August 24, 2012
7:47 AM

A WOMAN died after colliding with a freight train near the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

The incident – which involved a train travelling from Felixstowe to Leeds – happened at a level crossing in Great Drove, Soham Cotes, near Ely, around 7.50pm on Thursday.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

He said: “BTP officers were called to the line at Tiled House Farm automatic half barrier crossing, Great Drove, Soham Cotes, Ely, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday, August 23, after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Cambridgeshire police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 7.50pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Paramedics from the Cambridgeshire ambulance service also attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Trains between Ely and Bury St Edmunds were suspended following the collision, and delays continued after services resumed shortly before 10pm.


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