Leeds & West Yorkshire

Taxi lands upside down on Shipley railway line

A car on the railway line at Shipley Image copyright Alex Fisher
Image caption The driver of the taxi escaped with only minor injuries, police said

A car blocked a railway line in West Yorkshire after crashing through a barrier and flipping upside down on to the tracks.

The AA Cars taxi hit the barrier at the side of the tracks on Victoria Street, Shipley, before landing on the line.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was being treated by paramedics following the accident at 09:10 BST.

Northern Rail said services between Shipley and Skipton began running again at 11:40 BST.

Buses were brought in to run between the stations while the line was closed, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

A spokesman for AA taxis said the driver was "all right; just a bit shook up".

Image copyright Graham Taylor
Image caption The line was closed until the car could be removed

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