Investigation after motorbike on line at Accrington brings railway to standstill

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AN investigation is under way after a train smashed into a motorbike left on the railway line near Accrington station this morning.

The 5.41am Colne to Blackpool South train hit the bike as it was slowing down to stop at the station at 6.25am, a spokesman for Network Rail said.

The train was inspected for 45 minutes before being taken to Blackpool, where it was further examined.

The incident left commuters facing delays of almost an hour, with services between Blackburn and Colne and Burnley Manchester Road all affected during the morning rush hour.

Nobody is believed to have been hurt in the incident, which is now being investigated by British Transport Police.

Normal service resumed at 8.45am.

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10:49am Fri 10 Jan 14

Noiticer says...

Please find a more appropriate photo to go with the story. Since when has the line at Accrington been electrified as in the photo?
Please find a more appropriate photo to go with the story. Since when has the line at Accrington been electrified as in the photo? Noiticer
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1:40pm Fri 10 Jan 14

mavrick says...

I would suggest the motorbike was nicked and then dumped by some of the ferrel youths around the town at the moment. As for the police catching them, forget it. It is not worth the time and effort of taking them to court if they do catch them. the sentence will not justify the crime or the police time involved.
I would suggest the motorbike was nicked and then dumped by some of the ferrel youths around the town at the moment. As for the police catching them, forget it. It is not worth the time and effort of taking them to court if they do catch them. the sentence will not justify the crime or the police time involved. mavrick
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3:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

burner says...

Do you know, LT, that someone has invented a method of bringing the subject of a photograph into FOCUS now ???? Nice weed, though : )
Do you know, LT, that someone has invented a method of bringing the subject of a photograph into FOCUS now ???? Nice weed, though : ) burner
  • Score: 5

6:06pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

It's a good job that huge weed did not fall on the tracks that could have been carnage.
It's a good job that huge weed did not fall on the tracks that could have been carnage. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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2:29am Sat 11 Jan 14

Siddysid says...

mavrick wrote:
I would suggest the motorbike was nicked and then dumped by some of the ferrel youths around the town at the moment. As for the police catching them, forget it. It is not worth the time and effort of taking them to court if they do catch them. the sentence will not justify the crime or the police time involved.
Our family dog was stolen 2 weeks ago and left dead on the railway track near queens rd bridge in accrington, barely suprising that people feel they can get away with this! Tbh the police didn't bother investigating the first time, I'm suprised they are now, what will it be next? A child?!
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: I would suggest the motorbike was nicked and then dumped by some of the ferrel youths around the town at the moment. As for the police catching them, forget it. It is not worth the time and effort of taking them to court if they do catch them. the sentence will not justify the crime or the police time involved.[/p][/quote]Our family dog was stolen 2 weeks ago and left dead on the railway track near queens rd bridge in accrington, barely suprising that people feel they can get away with this! Tbh the police didn't bother investigating the first time, I'm suprised they are now, what will it be next? A child?! Siddysid
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