Walker is nearly hit by train at crossing
Emergency repairs have been carried out on lights at a level crossing in Bath after a pedestrian was almost hit by a train.
A member of the public contacted Network Rail after they were given a green light to cross the tracks at the Glasses Occupational crossing in Bathampton, just as a train was coming down the line.
Luckily they saw the train in time, so nobody was injured.
However, engineers spent two days fixing the problem with the lights.
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A spokeswoman for Network Rail said that "rigorous testing" had been carried out and for a spell on Monday and anyone using the crossing was being assisted by a member of staff.
She said: "It does appear from our reports that the light wasn't working properly, but thankfully no one was hurt.
"We need to make sure it is working correctly, so we can prevent anything like this happening again."
She added that if the engineers were not satisfied that the crossing was safe, it would be closed while more work was carried out.
The pedestrian crossing is alongside, but separate to, a work crossing, which is used by vehicles needing access to nearby farmland.
Concerns were raised about its safety a few years ago after an elderly man had a near miss when the bonnet of his van was struck by a train travelling at around 60mph.
The incident in 2008 was also caused by problems with the lights.
There are ongoing negotiations between the landowner and Network Rail about whether it would be safer to close that section of the crossing.