Network Rail has apologised after a signalman got stuck in a toilet, causing delays to train services. Passengers were inconvenienced after contact was lost with the signal box at Henwick in Worcester.
The driver of the 15:13GMT Hereford to London service got out of his train
and walked to the signal box to investigate. It was then discovered the signalman was stuck in the Victorian building's
A Network Rail spokesman apologised for the inconvenience caused to
passengers by the unusual episode on 6 February. He said: "Much of the railway is still controlled from Victorian signal
boxes, which often have outside loos.
"Our plans to modernise the railway will see control moved to
state-of-the-art regional control centres, where unfortunate incidents such as
this simply wouldn't be an issue. We apologise to anyone whose journey was delayed or disrupted as a