Latest on Hampden Park level crossing failure

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Hampden Park level crossing. ENGSUS00120120522112253

Traffic chaos ensued at Hampden Park this afternoon (July 7), after the level crossing failed.

Sussex Police was called to divert traffic just before 1pm, and Network Rail sent its engineers down to fix the problem.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said it was a “technical problem” with the power supply, and the problem was fixed at around 3.15pm.

“Our engineers are remaining on site monitoring the level crossing to make sure it doesn’t re-occur,” said the spokeswoman.

One of the busiest in Europe, Hampden Park level crossing deals with up to 20 trains an hour during rush hour and 14 an hour off-peak.

The signal box at the level crossing was demolished earlier this year, and is now controlled at a centre in Three Bridges.

The move caused controversy at the time.

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