Broken (melted!) rail near Micheldever - 28/06/2021

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Not seen this referenced on here, but looks like there was some substantial damage to the Up Line between Wallers Ash Loop and Micheldever caused by what appears to be a short from the 3rd rail. Looks like single line working has been in place today until the rail can be replaced tonight.


Above link to source tweet with text:

"We're so sorry for the disruption to @SW_Help + @CrossCountryUK customers this morning after we discovered a badly-damaged rail in the Micheldever area. As you can see, something has caused electricity to arc from the live rail + cut so much away we will need to replace it."

Image from tweet via Network Rail Wessex (@NetworkRailWssx) showing severe damage to rail included melted remains at point of damage!

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