Engineers called out after lorry hits railway bridge in Hitchin

PUBLISHED: 16:43 26 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:43 26 August 2020

Great Northern trains may be subject to delay after damage to overhead electrical wires was discovered this afternoon. Picture: Nick Gill

Great Northern trains may be subject to delay after damage to overhead electrical wires was discovered this afternoon. Picture: Nick Gill

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Trains travelling through Hitchin are being subject to delays this evening, after a lorry hit a railway bridge in the Hitchin area.

The news was announced by Great Northern in a tweet this afternoon.

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They said: “A lorry has hit a railway bridge in the Hitchin area.

“Whilst Network Rail engineers inspect the bridge for damage, trains have to run at a reduced speed in the area and may experience a short delay.”

According to Network Rail, there were 1,787 bridge strikes reported in 2019. Of these strikes, there are 328 locations that received multiple strikes.

The most costly single strike amounted to £1.8 million in train delay costs.


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