Man jumps stuck Lincoln rail barriers in broad daylight
A disgruntled pedestrian fed-up of waiting at the Brayford Wharf rail crossing in Lincoln jumped over the barriers as they were stuck for more than 15 minutes this afternoon.
Shortly after midday, the barriers got stuck in the down position for the second time today.
They were stuck for half an hour this morning, between 7.15am and 7.45am.
And as queues of people and vehicles waited for them to work, a man hurdled the barrier, shouting and cursing.
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They eventually returned to the upright position to cheers from the waiting crowds.
The barriers have been causing traffic problems throughout the day.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "We experienced a level crossing failure at Brayford Wharf this morning which resulted in the level crossing barriers being kept in the down position for much of the day.
"The local police were informed and diversions have been put in place.
"We have engineers on site investigating the situation and we will fix the problem as soon as we can.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the public and ask that people continue to use the level crossing safely.”