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Southeastern passengers face delays after lorry hits bridge at Chestfield and Swalecliffe station for second time in a week

Rail passengers are facing delays today after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Chestfield - for the second time in a week.

Network Rail engineers are inspecting the bridge next to the Chestfield and Swalecliffe station after it was struck by a lorry at 10.30am. 

It comes after trains were stopped from travelling over the bridge for 45 minutes last Monday after another lorry hit the bridge.

A Southeastern train

A Southeastern train

Southeastern spokesman Michelle Ulyatt says services have been suspended until a safety inspection is carried out.

She said:"Until they give the all-clear we’re unable to run trains and we advise passengers to check our website before travelling from Thanet stations."

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