Delays on Brighton line as man chases dog along tracks

Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 8:25 pm

Brighton commuters are enduring massive delays tonight after a man reportedly chased a dog along the railway tracks at Haywards Heath.

Southern Railway, First Capital Connect and Gatwick Express services are all either being delayed or cancelled as a result of the incident.

National Rail Enquiries reports the problem is being made worse by a signalling problem and that journeys may be delayed by up to 45 minutes.

It adds: “Only trains travelling from Gatwick Airport towards Haywards Heath are currently being affected.”

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Passengers on some of the trains affected have reacted with disbelief at the news.

Moira Miller from Brighton tweeted: “Stuck outside haywards heath on @firstcc train cos a man is chasing his dog down the track!”

And Lisa Matthews, also from Brighton, tweeted: “Best #FirstCapitalConnect excuse to date: train is delayed, no, terminated, there’s a man on the track chasing a dog.”

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