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The irony of the world's sleekest train third-rail arcing its way across a hand-operated Victorian level crossing on the east side of Ashford seemed totally lost on the queue of motorists trying to leave Willesborough. A major gas leak in the town centre had blocked off alternative routes and there was no way out other than over the crossing.