A man died this morning after being hit by a train at the Carlton Lane level crossing.
The crossing (pictured above) is not for public use but is used by agricultural/market gardens workers. It appears that an un-named man was struck by an out of service train that was heading to West Kirby at around 6.20 am this morning the Echo reports.
If you are not familiar with Carlton Lane, access is from Birkenhead Road with the entrance to the lane adjacent to the Carlton Terrace properties. There are a few residential properties and a number of buildings used by Kingsmead School. About two thirds of the way down Carlton Lane is a footpath that leads to Sandringham Avenue.
This latest incident highlights just how dangerous crossing the railway line can be. There have been several fatalities on this stretch of the Wirral Line in the last few years.