Level crossing failure causing delays in Totton

The level crossing in Totton

The level crossing in Totton

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TRAFFIC has been queuing through a Hampshire town for more than an hour after barriers at a level crossing became stuck.

Motorists have been trapped at the level crossing at Maynard Road and Junction Road in Totton since 7.50am after the barriers were unable to rise after a passing train.

Engineers from Network Rail are at the scene repairing the barriers.

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9:29am Fri 29 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.
You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line. eurogordi
  • Score: 16

9:34am Fri 29 Aug 14

RBLA says...

I tried to go through at ten to 8 and there was a problem then - its causing chaos
I tried to go through at ten to 8 and there was a problem then - its causing chaos RBLA
  • Score: 4

9:45am Fri 29 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

Should have cycled then. serves them right for destroying our planet.
Should have cycled then. serves them right for destroying our planet. TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: -31

9:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

StopMoaningPeople says...

Level crossing suffering from ED LOL!!
Level crossing suffering from ED LOL!! StopMoaningPeople
  • Score: -2

10:04am Fri 29 Aug 14

For pity sake says...

RBLA wrote:
I tried to go through at ten to 8 and there was a problem then - its causing chaos
No sh*t Sherlock - as it says in the report "Motorists have been trapped since 7:50am". That's ten to 8 as far as I know...
[quote][p][bold]RBLA[/bold] wrote: I tried to go through at ten to 8 and there was a problem then - its causing chaos[/p][/quote]No sh*t Sherlock - as it says in the report "Motorists have been trapped since 7:50am". That's ten to 8 as far as I know... For pity sake
  • Score: 1

11:14am Fri 29 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

For pity sake wrote:
RBLA wrote: I tried to go through at ten to 8 and there was a problem then - its causing chaos
No sh*t Sherlock - as it says in the report "Motorists have been trapped since 7:50am". That's ten to 8 as far as I know...
The report originally said 8.30 am but has since been amended by DE.
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RBLA[/bold] wrote: I tried to go through at ten to 8 and there was a problem then - its causing chaos[/p][/quote]No sh*t Sherlock - as it says in the report "Motorists have been trapped since 7:50am". That's ten to 8 as far as I know...[/p][/quote]The report originally said 8.30 am but has since been amended by DE. eurogordi
  • Score: 4

11:16am Fri 29 Aug 14

espanuel says...

eurogordi wrote:
You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.
There is a bridge over the railway line and has been there for a very few years, OK it is a walkover bridge. And if people listened to local news there is more than one way around Totton.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.[/p][/quote]There is a bridge over the railway line and has been there for a very few years, OK it is a walkover bridge. And if people listened to local news there is more than one way around Totton. espanuel
  • Score: 0

11:42am Fri 29 Aug 14

AFrustratedCyclist says...

eurogordi wrote:
You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.
Utter non-sense! Massive exaggeration.
5 mins most of the time 10-15 maybe when it's busy and there are a few trains coming through.

and yes I drive too. Many years ago I used to own one of the houses directly adjacent to the crossing there also, so know very well what it's like.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.[/p][/quote]Utter non-sense! Massive exaggeration. 5 mins most of the time 10-15 maybe when it's busy and there are a few trains coming through. and yes I drive too. Many years ago I used to own one of the houses directly adjacent to the crossing there also, so know very well what it's like. AFrustratedCyclist
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Fri 29 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

espanuel wrote:
eurogordi wrote: You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.
There is a bridge over the railway line and has been there for a very few years, OK it is a walkover bridge. And if people listened to local news there is more than one way around Totton.
Still doesn't remove the fact that councils didn't put a bridge across when there opportunity existed.
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.[/p][/quote]There is a bridge over the railway line and has been there for a very few years, OK it is a walkover bridge. And if people listened to local news there is more than one way around Totton.[/p][/quote]Still doesn't remove the fact that councils didn't put a bridge across when there opportunity existed. eurogordi
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Fri 29 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

AFrustratedCyclist wrote:
eurogordi wrote: You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.
Utter non-sense! Massive exaggeration. 5 mins most of the time 10-15 maybe when it's busy and there are a few trains coming through. and yes I drive too. Many years ago I used to own one of the houses directly adjacent to the crossing there also, so know very well what it's like.
You lived there many years ago? Perhaps you should move back and see how many trains go through the level crossing these days, including at weekends when you had to be really unlucky to get caught until a few years ago.

At certain times of the day there can be three or four trains running close to each other and, although I may not have queued for hours (that was a figure of speech to highlight the problem hence the exclamation mark), I have been queued for 40 minutes on at least one occasion during the last six months.

And before anyone asks why I didn't turn around, the queue was back to the shops in Rumbridge Street and, with cars parked on one side, turning around was not an option and cars going in the opposite direction couldn't get through either.
[quote][p][bold]AFrustratedCyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: You queue for hours at this level crossing even when the barriers are working! This should have been sorted out 30+ years ago when the local councils had the opportunity to put a bridge over the railway line.[/p][/quote]Utter non-sense! Massive exaggeration. 5 mins most of the time 10-15 maybe when it's busy and there are a few trains coming through. and yes I drive too. Many years ago I used to own one of the houses directly adjacent to the crossing there also, so know very well what it's like.[/p][/quote]You lived there many years ago? Perhaps you should move back and see how many trains go through the level crossing these days, including at weekends when you had to be really unlucky to get caught until a few years ago. At certain times of the day there can be three or four trains running close to each other and, although I may not have queued for hours (that was a figure of speech to highlight the problem hence the exclamation mark), I have been queued for 40 minutes on at least one occasion during the last six months. And before anyone asks why I didn't turn around, the queue was back to the shops in Rumbridge Street and, with cars parked on one side, turning around was not an option and cars going in the opposite direction couldn't get through either. eurogordi
  • Score: -1

2:50pm Fri 29 Aug 14

AFrustratedCyclist says...

"although I may not have queued for hours (that was a figure of speech to highlight the problem hence the exclamation mark)"

So an exaggeration as I said, and as you've admitted isn't true. I think you need a better understanding of the written word and punctuation. An exclamation does not mean, this is an exaggeration or a "figure of speech".

I still live local enough and pass through there often enough to know you don't "queue for hours" as I said, non-sense, but you knew that.
"although I may not have queued for hours (that was a figure of speech to highlight the problem hence the exclamation mark)" So an exaggeration as I said, and as you've admitted isn't true. I think you need a better understanding of the written word and punctuation. An exclamation does not mean, this is an exaggeration or a "figure of speech". I still live local enough and pass through there often enough to know you don't "queue for hours" as I said, non-sense, but you knew that. AFrustratedCyclist
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Bella73 says...

Well you moan when network rail try to repair them so you can't have it all ways and people vandalize them , my husband was verbally abused several times in totton brockenhurst and many other crossings as well as receiving back injuries from rushing because of impatient rude thugs
Well you moan when network rail try to repair them so you can't have it all ways and people vandalize them , my husband was verbally abused several times in totton brockenhurst and many other crossings as well as receiving back injuries from rushing because of impatient rude thugs Bella73
  • Score: 0

1:57pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Bella73 says...

You all expect far to much from the world rushing about in your cars , let people do there jobs repairing the track and gates etc
You all expect far to much from the world rushing about in your cars , let people do there jobs repairing the track and gates etc Bella73
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