High winds set off Bare Lane crossing lights and barriers

Bare Lane railway station crossing.
Bare Lane railway station crossing.

High winds tripped barriers and lights at Bare Lane level crossing this morning.

A witness said red lights were flashing and the barriers were lifting but it was unclear whether a train was at the platform.

Network Rail said the warning lights had been tripped by the high winds and it was a failsafe measure designed to protect everyone.

The signals and barriers are now working normally.