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Chiltern Railways services resume after two trains strike fallen tree north of Beaconsfield

| December 6, 2015


Chiltern Railways services to and from London Marylebone were disrupted on the evening of Saturday 5th December 2015 after two trains struck a fallen tree north of Beaconsfield shortly after 8.00pm.

Nobody was inured in the incident however the two trains involved, which were travelling in opposite directions, suffered frontal damage but were able to leave the scene under their own power.

Six fire engines attended the incident. Two fire appliances with crews attended from High Wycombe fire station, two from Slough fire station, one from Beaconsfield fire station and one from Gerrards Cross fire station. Four officers also attended. The fire brigade were called at 8.27pm.

Trains that departed from stations North of Princes Risborough were diverted via Aylesbury to London Marylebone.

During the time the railway line was closed a replacement bus service ran in both directions between Princes Risborough and Gerrards Cross, calling at all stations on route.

Crews from Network Rail removed the fallen tree and cleared the line which was re-opened shortly after 10.30pm however some trains that ran later in the evening were comprised of fewer carriages than usual.

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