Train hits large tree near Battle

A train has hit a large tree near Battle, causing disruption.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 7:51 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 7:55 am

Network Rail said on Twitter that there was disruption on the Hastings to London line, near Battle, after a London bound service struck a large tree this morning.

A spokesman said: “A considerable amount of damage has been done to the service that struck the tree near Battle. The train cannot be moved at present.”

Southeastern railway said it is not expecting the line to open until at least midday.

Train hits tree near Battle. Picture: Network Rail

“We are trying to arrange replacement transport, but so far have been unable to due to local suppliers not having any vehicles available,” said a spokesman on Twitter.

Train hits tree near Battle. Picture: Network Rail
Train hits tree near Battle. Picture: Network Rail