A Train Crosses the Road when the Barriers are up, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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A train passed while the barriers were open in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Three weeks after the tragedy of Millas, a train is filmed crossing the road when the barriers of the crossing were lifted, near Digne-les-Bains.

The operator recognizes a “malfunction”. But ensures that the train driver had been warned. However, this video has something bloodcurdling, three weeks after the tragedy of Millas.

Monday 1st January , a train cut a road Entrages near Digne-les-Bains (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) while the gates of the crossing were lifted .

Watch the video below: 

“Extremely reduced speed”

A driver filmed the scene and sent it to the newspaper of Provence . The young woman returning from a ski resort when she saw “a pound car just before the level crossing.” The barriers are well and truly lifted.

Contacted by the newspaper, the operator of Provence Railways ensures that specific procedures are in place. “Trains must slow down and cross the level crossing at extremely low speed, ie 10km/h or less,” said La Provence.

Barriers in the heart of the investigation into the collision Millas

In mid-December, six children died in the terrible collision occurred between a school bus and a TER in the Pyrenees-Orientales. If the investigation has not yet determined the exact circumstances of this tragedy, initial findings show closed barriers . The driver of the school bus, under investigation for manslaughter and injuries , disputes this version and ensure that they were lifted.

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