Network Rail's apology after Hampden Park crossing chaos

Network Rail has apologised after the level crossing gates at Hampden Park were stuck in the down position for more than an hour yesterday (Tuesday).

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 3:14 pm
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Motorists faced major delays in Hampden Park and the surrounding routes after a malfunction on one of the sensors at the line gates which meant the gates were down from 1.34pm until 2.43pm.

There were long queues of traffic along Brassey Parade, Mountfield Road, Lottbridge Drove, Brodrick Road and Decoy Drive.

A spokesperson at Network Rail said, “Hampden Park Level Crossing, like all crossings, is designed to fail safe if anything goes wrong.

“Yesterday afternoon, one of the sensors that monitors the crossing equipment sent out a warning, which meant that the crossing stayed down after a train passed.

“A technical team arrived soon after, fixed the problem and got the crossing working again.

“We appreciate people’s patience and apologise for the delays to their journeys – both on the road and the rails.”

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