Lorry wedged under Hove railway bridge

Posted On 15 Dec 2017 at 11:14 am

A lorry has got stuck under Fonthill Road railway bridge this morning, briefly bringing trains to a halt.

By Wayne Smith

The 18-ton vehicle struck the bridge at about 10.30am, leading Network Rail to cancel trains until they were sure it was safe.

Once the driver was free of the lorry, services started once again, but services are still subject to delays and cancellations.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “An HGV lorry struck and became stuck under a railway bridge in Fonthill Road, Hove, at 10.29am on Friday (December 15).”

  1. Leo Reply

    Cancelled trains? It’s beyond bonkers!!

    • Not leo Reply

      Not really. If the truck has possibly compromised the structural integrity of the bridge, why would you send hundreds of tons of metal over it?

  2. dave Reply

    well leo I’m no expert but running 40 ton of train over a potentially damaged bridge doesn’t sound like a great idea to me…

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