Motorists who drove through a level crossing when a malfunction set the lights flashing have been warned they broke the law and put their lives in danger.
Network Rail sent a response team to the Horsham Road crossing on Tuesday last week (June 11) after reports the lights were flashing but the barrier had not come down.
The team arrived at 11am, lowered the barriers manually and repaired the fault. The crossing reopened at 11.43am.
A spokesman for Network Rail said drivers were required to wait when the lights activated.
He added: “Not even emergency service vehicles are allowed to cross when the lights are flashing. We absolutely appreciate this can cause traffic problems and that’s why we send a team out if there’s an issue.”