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UPDATE: Train forced into emergency stop to avoid vehicle
A TRAIN was forced to apply its emergency brakes after a car tried to cross railway tracks at East Stoke near Wareham this afternoon.
British Transport Police told the Daily Echo that it was alerted at 2.46pm that the 2.03pm Weymouth to London Waterloo service had to stop suddenly at the level crossing near the Purbeck village.
It is not thought that there was any contact between the train and the vehicle.
British Transport Police said officers would be looking into what happened.
A spokesperson for the South West Trains - Network Rail Alliance said: "The emergency brakes of the 1403 Weymouth to Waterloo train were applied this afternoon after the driver spotted a car travelling over the Rushton crossing a short distance ahead of him.
"There were no delays to services.
"We'd like to remind drivers of the importance of using crossings properly and their importance in ensuring the safety of both train and car passengers."
The service was delayed by around six minutes, according to South West Trains' live service information on its website.
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