Trains cancelled after Tesco lorry hits rail bridge

By Tom Ladds   |   Editor   |
Tuesday 31st August 2021 2:26 pm
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Wedged: The lorry got stuck under the bridge

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Major train delays are expected to last until at least tomorrow - after a supermarket lorry crashed into a railway bridge and got stuck.

The Tesco truck first got wedged yeserday afternoon after hitting the bridge in Mannamead, Plymouth.

Network Rail have since confirmed that train services would be affected between Plymouth and Totnes through to Wednesday, September 1 at the earliest.

Anyone looking to travel from Plymouth across Devon and into Cornwall is likely to be affected, with trains cancelled as far as Totnes.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "Services to and from the south west continue to be delayed or cancelled.

"It’s because a lorry hit a bridge near Plymouth this afternoon.

"We’re sorry for the delays and advise passengers to check at @GWRHelp before travelling - tickets for today are valid for tomorrow."

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