Wednesday, 29 July 2015

"Southeastern train derailed by cows on line in Kent"

Spotted by James Higham in The Telegraph:

A Kent railway line has been closed after a train derailed when it hit cows that had strayed onto the track.

Southeastern said two carriages came off the rails when the Ashford-to-Canterbury service struck the livestock between the villages of Wye and Chilham on Sunday night. Around 70 passengers had to be evacuated by the emergency services and led to safety after the incident, at about 9.30pm.

Buses will replace trains between Ashford International and Ramsgate, via Canterbury West, all day on Monday - with the possibility that disruption might continue longer...

Southeastern said no staff or passengers were harmed, adding that the only casualties were "the poor cows"

Ah... but did the "poor cows" really "stray onto the track" or was it a suicide mission?


pen seive said...

Bloody cows. Why can't you find a Minnesota dentist when you want one?