Fallen tree causes chaos For com­muters

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

TRAINS were can­celled on Thurs­day July 20 af­ter a tree fell on the line near Ger­rards Cross sta­tion.

The tree fell down at around 2.50pm, block­ing the rail­way un­til lines were re­opened at 5pm, but com­muters trav­el­ling through Ger­rards Cross train sta­tion still faced de­lays of up to 70 min­utes un­til 6pm.

Great Western Rail­way were ac­cept­ing Chiltern Rail­ways cus­tomers un­til around 4.45pm.

A state­ment on Chiltern Rail­ways web­site at the time read: “Fol­low­ing a tree block­ing the rail­way at Ger­rards Cross, all lines are now open. Train ser­vices run­ning through this sta­tion may be can­celled or de­layed by up to 70 min­utes.

“Dis­rup­tion is ex­pected un­til 6pm on July 20.

“We’re sorry for the de­lay to your jour­ney.

“If you have been de­layed by 30 min­utes or more, then you are likely to be en­ti­tled to com­pen­sa­tion.

“Claims can be made via the link www.chiltern­rail­ways.co.uk/con­tact-us.”

The com­pany took to Twit­ter to apol­o­gise for the de­lay and any dis­rup­tion to ser­vices this caused.

They wrote: “We apol­o­gise for the de­lays and dis­rup­tion to ser­vices this evening. This is fol­low­ing a fallen tree on the tracks ear­lier this af­ter­noon.”

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