Town left at standstill after level crossing failure
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A town was left at a standstill after its rail barriers failed and remained stuck down.
Long queues of traffic formed in Attleborough on Thursday (January 14) morning when the barriers on Station Road malfunctioned at around 7.45am.
Vehicles were backed up for hundreds of metres in both directions, primarily on the B1077.
Traffic was stationary on Station Road, Surrogate Street, Norwich Road, Church Street, Buckenham Road and beyond.
Network Rail sent a Network Response Unit to address the fault, but the engineer also became stranded in the traffic.
Once he reached the barrier, the problem was fixed by around 9.15am.
However, with vehicles free to move again, a van at the front of the queue broke down and had to be pushed to the side of the road.
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Norwich Bus Updates tweeted to say there would likely be long delays on the First Bus 13/13C service due to the level crossing failure.
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