Just before 11am on Wednesday 8th April a lorry with a grabber attachment hit the railway bridge on Village Way. The lorry smashed into the bridge and its crane went onto the track. Part of the crane fell onto the railway, causing a short circuit. The oncoming Southern train slammed on the brakes and avoided derailment. All 89 passengers were unhurt and were safely transferred onto another train. A Network Rail spokesman said the bridge has since been examined and repaired, normal services resumed at 2.15pm.

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