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Missing barrier poses collision risk


The report on the accident near Abergavenny when an articulated truck mounted the embankment and plunged on to the adjacent railway line highlighted the problem of protecting railways from road vehicles in such situations (NCE 24 January).

What readers of NCE may not know is that not only is there no barrier to protect the railway but no barrier on the central reservation of this stretch of the A40.

It was taken away some two or three years ago and has not been replaced. This is a 15km stretch of two lane dual carriageway without any side roads, almost a motorway and no protection to prevent a head on collision.

DC Willatts, 3 Mill Close, Broom, Alcester, Warwickshire, B50 4HT

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