Fallen tree closes railway line between Ore and Rye

A fallen tree has caused part of a train line to be blocked this afternoon (Tuesday, October 27).

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 2:59 pm
File pic. Southern train SUS-190731-112041001

Southern said a train struck the tree at Three Oaks, which is on the Marshlink route between Hastings and Ashford International.

As a result of this, trains between Ore and Ashford International may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Southern said on its website: “Because of the layout of the tracks in the area, it means Southern cannot run in either direction between Ore and Rye. This is towards the centre of this route, so it will cause significant disruption.”

Journeys are expected to take up to an hour longer than usual, the firm added.

Disruption is expedcted to last until around 4pm, Southern said.

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