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Cows on line between Sandwich and Deal cause train delays

By Eleanor Perkins

Morning commuters were faced with train delays after cows strayed onto a railway line.

Network Rail was forced to send response staff to try and remove the animals which caused delays for passengers travelling between Deal and Sandwich.

The issue was resolved at around 10.30am.

Cows have strayed onto the railway near Deal. Stock image: Paul Holt.
Cows have strayed onto the railway near Deal. Stock image: Paul Holt.

An announcement on Southeastern’s website said: “Following animals on the line earlier between Deal and Sandwich train services running through these stations are returning to normal."

As a precaution trains are running at a reduced speed.

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