Rail ser­vices dis­rupted af­ter bike hit

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kentish Express Time Capsule From Our Archives -

A train hit a dis­carded bi­cy­cle be­tween Folke­stone Cen­tral and Dover Pri­ory on Fri­day, just be­fore 5.15pm, leav­ing 34 pas­sen­gers stranded at the Shake­speare Tun­nel in Dover.

En­gi­neers were sent to the scene to make re­pairs to en­able the train to move.

Trains be­tween Folke­stone and Dover were can­celled and re­place­ment bus ser­vices were laid on be­tween Ash­ford and Dover. South­east­ern said Faver­sham to Dover and Rams­gate to Dover routes were also af­fected but that ser­vices were back to nor­mal by 7.15pm.

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