Lincoln train barriers down for 50 minutes after electrical fault
Train barriers in Lincoln city centre were down for 50 minutes last night due to an electrical fault.
Several cars turned around in Brayford Wharf East and two pedestrians were seen to jump the barriers.
Network Rail spokesman Amber Brittain said: “Yesterday evening at 5.56pm Brayford level crossing experienced a barrier failure due to a defective fuse.
"Network Rail engineers attended the crossing and fixed the problem, returning the barrier in working order at 6.46 pm.
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"We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the public.
"Reports of people jumping the barriers were received and we would like to remind pedestrians that level crossing misuse is not a risk worth taking, an alternative route is available via High Street level crossing or the station footbridge.”
Network Rail has plans to install footbridges at the High Steet and Brayford level crossings.