Engineers called out after lorry hits railway bridge in Hitchin
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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.
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.
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The most costly single strike amounted to £1.8 million in train delay costs.
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