Level crossing failure causing delays on c2c line between Stanford-le-Hope and East Tilbury

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THERE has been travel woe on trains this morning for c2c passengers following level crossing problems between Stanford-le-Hope and East Tilbury.

Three crossings became stuck due to a power failure about 7.15am leaving many stranded on either side of the platforms unable to get their train.

Trains have been running at a reduced speed in the area, and others have been cancelled and diverted at short notice because of the problem. The issue is expected to continue well into the evening.

Crossing barriers at East Tilbury and Stanford-le-Hope are being lifted manually There is currently a rail replacement bus running between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope.

Passengers have been taking to twitter to voice their anger at today’s upheaval.

Scott Nelson ‏tweeted: “What's going on here? Your service is rapidly deteriorating! #NotGoodEnough”

Lauren Price said: “Yet again we’re stuck at the East Tilbury level crossing with no trains since 7:27 and we'll now miss our next train. Cheers.”

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1:28pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Ageing Commuter says...

I think you will find people on TWITTER maybe moaning at the wrong company. Level Crossings are Network Rails responsibilty and not C2C's so there is not much they can do about it.
I think you will find people on TWITTER maybe moaning at the wrong company. Level Crossings are Network Rails responsibilty and not C2C's so there is not much they can do about it. Ageing Commuter

11:47am Tue 25 Feb 14

jb411 says...

Ageing Commuter wrote:
I think you will find people on TWITTER maybe moaning at the wrong company. Level Crossings are Network Rails responsibilty and not C2C's so there is not much they can do about it.
Absolutely right, I contacted C2C months ago to complain that the crossing at SLH was closed for 15 minutes which was way too long with nothing coming through, they directed me to Network Rail because the crossings are operated from Upminster would you believe. I subsequently wrote to Network Rail regarding this and the silence was deafening, didn't even get an acknowlegement so I'm guessing all complaints are filed in the bin or via the delete button.
[quote][p][bold]Ageing Commuter[/bold] wrote: I think you will find people on TWITTER maybe moaning at the wrong company. Level Crossings are Network Rails responsibilty and not C2C's so there is not much they can do about it.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right, I contacted C2C months ago to complain that the crossing at SLH was closed for 15 minutes which was way too long with nothing coming through, they directed me to Network Rail because the crossings are operated from Upminster would you believe. I subsequently wrote to Network Rail regarding this and the silence was deafening, didn't even get an acknowlegement so I'm guessing all complaints are filed in the bin or via the delete button. jb411

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