They diverted via Cambridge earlier this year! Admittedly it was longer than six months ago so I guess everyone could have had their knowledge lapse but that still seems strange that they would let that happen. Unless they were route conducted when they did it then also or its just a case of not having any crews in the right place with knowledge?
Or none of the crews that sign Cambridge are on shift at the moment. Must be quite a task to keep the route knowledge up to date with no booked work that way
It looks more as if the last Leeds service to get through was at 10am. The line was completely closed - all services through the area, in both directions, were cancelled (apart from the one Aberdeen diesel which could take the diversionary route), regardless of their ultimate destination.. . . . Would appear no Leeds trains have run since about 1300 so she has had to go via Sheffield and Doncaster. She is now at Doncaster with rather a large crowd. Rather a mess. Would I be right in thinking that the Leeds services are the first to be pulled when something like this happens
As there are over 20,000 miles of track it would not be practical, or desirable, to fence the entire rail network
The cows have now been removed from the line, although delays of around an hour are still expected on some routes.
The ITV stoy has pictures of two units- a 321 and a 365. From the look of them, I guess it was the 321 that hit the animals- though it looks in remarkably good shape.