Lorry crash into Bromley bridge outside station cancels trains

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(image: @hebdeezi23/twitter)
(image: @hebdeezi23/twitter)

Multiple trains were cancelled yesterday evening after a lorry crashed into a bridge outside of Shortlands station in Bromley.

The train line was blocked at Shortlands station at 5.12pm yesterday (June 4), after a lorry crashed and became wedged under a bridge just outside of the station.

Four trains were cancelled and two part-cancelled due to the accident.

Network Rail colleagues inspected the structure and the tracks, and the railway reopened at 5:40pm.

The lorry was then removed at 6.50pm.

Delays lasted until 7.30pm last night.

Network Rail have issued an apology for the disruption experienced by passengers.

News Shopper: (image: @hebdeezi23/twitter)
News Shopper: (image: @hebdeezi23/twitter)

(image: @hebdeezi23/twitter)

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “We’re sorry for the disruption experienced by passengers due to a vehicle striking a bridge in the Shortland’s area yesterday evening.

“The line was blocked at Shortlands station at 17:12, after a lorry struck and became wedged under the bridge just outside the station, where Bromley Road becomes Beckenham Lane.

“Our colleagues inspected the structure and the tracks, and the railway reopened at 17:40. The lorry was then removed at 18:50.

“Four trains were cancelled and two part-cancelled (i.e., they didn’t complete their journeys) due to this, and delays lasted until around 19:30.”

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