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Lorry crash halts trains in Ramsgate and Margate

Trains travelling between two seaside towns were halted after a lorry crashed into a railway bridge.

The vehicle struck the overpass in Ramsgate Road, Margate, at about 10.25am today.

As a result, trains travelling between Margate and Ramsgate were held until staff from Network Rail inspected the bridge.

The crash happened in Ramsgate Road, Margate, this morning. Picture: Google (15688983)
The crash happened in Ramsgate Road, Margate, this morning. Picture: Google (15688983)

A tweet by Southeastern Railway said: "Reports of the rail over-road bridge being struck on Ramsgate Road #Margate, Network rail response staff are en-route to the bridge but due to the possible damage trains will be held until the bridge can be inspected. Trains Margate-Ramsgate will be disrupted."

All lines have since been reopened.

A Southeastern spokesman said: "A mobile operations manager was in swift attendance, and confirmed that trains were okay to continue, with the line through reopened within 15 minutes."

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