Plas­tic bag brings a halt to train ser­vices

Nuneaton Telegraph - - NEWS -

STORM Frank has well and truly ar­rived in Coven­try with trains at the city’s rail­way sta­tion be­ing de­layed... thanks to a plas­tic bag.

A Lon­don Mid­land train was forced to stop near to Coven­try sta­tion af­ter the of­fend­ing bag wrapped it­self around the ‘arm’ which con­nects the train to the over­head wires.

The ser­vice came to a halt at around noon and then had a knock-on ef­fect on trains be­tween Coven­try and Birm­ing­ham. En­gi­neers from Net­work Rail were called to deal with the prob­lem.

It isn’t the first time an inan­i­mate ob­ject has caused trou­ble on the over­head wires in Coven­try. Back in May 2014 a pair of trousers caused de­lays af­ter be­ing flung over the wires, putting the sta­tion’s plat­form 3 out of ac­tion for around an hour.

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