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Sheppey trains cancelled because of bridge fault

By John Nurden

Trains on and off Sheppey were cancelled this afternoon after a fault on the Kingsferry Bridge.

Services were stopped around 4.20pm.

But at 5pm Southeastern announced the fault had been fixed.

Queenborough train station
Queenborough train station

It wrote on Twitter: "The fault with the bridge at Swale has been resolved and train services will resume again shortly on the Sheerness line."

Trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea had been suspended "until further notice" and temporary replacement buses introduced.

Southeastern Twitter
Southeastern Twitter

A spokesman for Southeastern said: "The first trains to run through will be the 5.25pm Sittingbourne to Sheerness and the 5.21pm Sheerness to Sittingbourne."

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