Sad to hear the news today that another person has died on the Ufton Nervet main train line crossing. A fast London to Taunton service has been reported striking a moped. It looks like the crossing gates were working correctly, but the moped rider seems to have ignored this and crossed anyway. This crossing has been in so much controversy over the years it's disappointing to see that nothing has been done to make it safer, but if people are going to ignore the safety features then it's going to be difficult to make the crossing safe. I am glad to hear though that the driver of the First Great Western train and all the passengers were unharmed.
Reporting for Newbury Today/Newbury Weekly News, Mark Taylor filed some coverage here.