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Southeastern train delays after lorry hits railway bridge near Canterbury East station

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Train services have been delayed after a lorry hit a railway bridge.

A picture posted on social media shows the aftermath of the collision at Wincheap Roundabout, near Canterbury East station, involving machinery on the back of a truck.

A truck hit the bridge at Wincheap Roundabout in Canterbury
A truck hit the bridge at Wincheap Roundabout in Canterbury

Southeastern has warned passengers to expect delays following the incident this morning.

"We've received early reports of a vehicle striking a bridge near #CanterburyEast," the train operator tweeted shortly before 11am.

"Services between Faversham and Dover may be delayed."

Another image shared online shows the bridge has been dented by the truck.

But Southeastern confirmed it has since been checked and services are no longer disrupted.

This is not the first time a vehicle has hit the bridge.

A low-loader truck carrying a digger crashed into it and got stuck last year.

The transporter hit the crossing - leading to train cancellations and the temporary closure of the A28.

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