Cows on line cause train ser­vice de­lays

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Winning Visit -

Any­one who trav­els by rail on a Sun­day knows it’s not always the most straight­for­ward task.

Pas­sen­gers on the 7.50am Rams­gate to Lon­don Char­ing Cross ser­vice on Sun­day morn­ing will know that more than most. Cows on the line near Head­corn de­layed the ser­vice shortly af­ter the train left Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional at just af­ter 9am.

A spokesman for South­east­ern said: “Trains run­ning through this sec­tion of track were cau­tioned and ran at re­duced speed.

“How the cows got on the line is not known as there were no gaps or dam­age found to the bound­ary fence.

“At 9.47am it was re­ported that the cows were re­turned safely to their field, and the cau­tion to trains was lifted.”

Trains later car­ried on run­ning but at re­duced speed on the stretch while the tres­passers were moved on.

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