Nottingham

New cameras after people trapped at Bulwell crossing

The Bulwell Forest crossing in Carey Road
Image caption The new cameras are operated from the East Midlands control centre in Derby

New CCTV cameras have been installed at a Nottinghamshire level crossing after two incidents of people being stuck inside the barriers.

Network Rail said the new cameras were part of a £6m scheme to improve the Robin Hood Line.

It confirmed that an elderly man with a walking frame and a woman in a wheelchair had both got stuck at the Bulwell Forest crossing in Carey Road.

The pedestrians were not hurt and were able to get safely off the tracks.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said the new cameras should provide a better view of pedestrians on the crossing and can be controlled from a single desk at the East Midlands control centre in Derby.

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