- 22 Jan 2012
Found this article in the EDP Remind me not to go to Berney Arms
When your train does not turn up as scheduled, it can be an immensely frustrating experience - but it does not normally necessitate an emergency call-out and a lifeboat rescue.
Yet that was the fate of the Coyle family, after a day trip to explore the area around Berney Arms, on the edge of Breydon Water.Robert and Emily Coyle, their three-month-old son Daniel and three-year-old daughter Eleanor had travelled out to the remote spot on Sunday by train.
But when they returned to the stop to catch the service home, they found that it had been diverted away from the stop. With the area only reachable by river, or via a long walk back to Yarmouth or Reedham, they had to rely on a lifeboat to get them home, finally returning home at 9.30pm 12 hours after they had left.
Abellio Greater Anglia, which runs the service, has apologised to the family. It said a points failure meant services had been diverted via Acle and that it was investigating the incident...
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