UPDATE FRIDAY 9.55AM: More delays after level crossing failures in Spalding

Littleworth level crossing, Deeping St Nicholas.  Photo by Tim Wilson.    SG151012-133TW.  www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto ENGANL00120121015170343
Littleworth level crossing, Deeping St Nicholas. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG151012-133TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto ENGANL00120121015170343
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Drivers going to work in Spalding have faced more chaos after level crossing failures in Spalding this morning.

Both Park Road and Woolram Wygate (Mill Green) level crossings were down from about 5.30am this morning, causing mounting anger amongst commuters after a similar problem at Littleworth level crossing in Deeping St Nicholas yesterday (Thursday).

The barriers at Littleworth crossing are failing to rise and engineers are on site.

A Network Rail spokesman

A post on social media website Spotted Spalding said: “Spalding train gates closed AGAIN - Mill Green (Woolram Wygate) and Park Road were both closed (but) not sure of the rest.

“Someone was on the way to fix it but he couldn’t advise when that would be (and) that was at 5.25am.”

A Network Rail spokesman said: “The barriers were locked in the closed position to road traffic at Mill Green and Park Road crossing at just before 5.30am this morning due to an axle counter failure.

“This piece of equipment detects when a train is passing through a level crossing and when it fails, trains cannot be detected and the barrier closes to protect road users and pedestrians.

“Network Rail staff are on site currently trying to fix the issue and will have the level crossing reopened as soon as possible.”

THURSDAY 1.15PM: Level crossing problems in Deeping St Nicholas

Drivers between Spalding and the Deepings are facing delays because of a level crossing fault in Deeping St Nicholas.

Engineers from Network Rail are currently on site at Littleworth level crossing where the barriers are stuck down.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “The barriers at Littleworth crossing are failing to rise and engineers are on site.

“Trains are running normally but the crossing is closed to road traffic.

“We are hoping to have the problem fixed as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.”