Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rail disruption continues across region three days after bird strike on train

A bird strike which put a north Norfolk train out of action three days ago is continuing to disrupt rail services across the region.

The latest list of cancellations, in Suffolk, follows a string over the weekend which affected services between Norwich and Sheringham, Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

They came in the wake of the dawn incident on Saturday when the 5.40am Bittern Line Norwich to Sheringham train was brought to a halt near Worstead following a bird strike.

Geraint Hughes, spokesman for rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia, said the train’s windscreen had been so badly damaged that the engine had been taken out of service straight away. The withdrawal created a critical shortage which has had a ricochet effect on services further afield.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Bittern Line"

Irony meter pinged just a bit.