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Trains are delayed between Strood and Maidstone West as huge tree falls in Halling

Trains have been severely disrupted after a large tree crashed down over railway tracks.

Network Rail staff are working to remove the huge branches on the line between Halling and Cuxton.

A huge tree is blocking the Medway Valley line between Halling and Cuxton. Pic Southeastern
A huge tree is blocking the Medway Valley line between Halling and Cuxton. Pic Southeastern

The timber means the Medway Valley Line is blocked between Maidstone West and Strood.

A rail replacement bus is transporting commuters to Maidstone.

Passengers can also use their tickets on buses - 71 between Maidstone, Barming, New Hythe and Snodland and 155 between Maidstone, Aylesford and Chatham.

It has also emerged there was a landslip in the area.

The line is expected to be blocked until the end of the day.

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