Trains are delayed in Sussex after a lorry crashed into a railway bridge

Train service was delayed after a truck crashed into a railway bridge.

Lines between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon were closed after the crash around 2.45pm on Thursday 7th July.

Limited service was operating at Coulsdon South and Merstham stations as a result of the incident, while other areas were delayed.

A Southern Rail spokesman said Network Rail employees were at the scene but the truck got stuck under the bridge.

At 3.15pm the spokesman said: “The bridge is on the quarry line in the Redhill area and we will not pass over it until it is safe to do so.

“Delays of up to 30 minutes are possible between Gatwick and East Croydon.”

The Argus: Train service delayed after a truck crashed into a railway bridgeTrain service was delayed after a truck crashed into a railway bridge

At 5:35 p.m., an attempt was made to move the truck by deflating the tires. However, it was unsuccessful.

Network Rail said its workers were forced to cut off the truck’s roof, causing further delays that are expected to continue through the end of the day.

The truck was successfully moved at 9 p.m.

The bridge and surrounding tracks were inspected and confirmed safe, and all lines were opened.

At 1.30am on Friday 8 July services between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon were back to normal.

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