XC Train in collision with animals

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ushawk

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Evening all,

Trains between Oxford and Banbury are currently suspended this evening after a XC train has reportedly collided with a heard of animals near Tackley. Not much info, although someone apparently on board is tweeting info on the link below. They have said that no person on board the train is injured and that the train has remained on the rails.

Tweets are here - https://twitter.com/#!/drewb

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Just appeared in my Twitter feed:

In the front carriage of a hi speed train that just hit something (something big and alive...) life passing before eyes moment
Our virgin (later confirmed to be XC, not VT)train just outside Oxford has hit a herd of animals at hi speed and we think a vehicle. People in tears. train is on the tracks
Everyone incl driver is ok. People saw a vehicle and a lot of blood... We're being assured it was a herd of cattle. Felt like we'd derailed

Sounds nasty, but lucky that everyone seems to be OK.

EDIT - now on NRE:
Animals on the line are causing disruption at Tackley.

Because of this, there are no trains between Oxford and Banbury. There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.

Replacement buses have been requested but there is no estimate for when these will become available.
 

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1 Good thing about that guy who's tweeting ....

Everyone feels shaken but train staff great, have done two laps of the train telling us what they know. Engine taken out by the crash

Some good positive comments about staff!
 

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Do we know what uni it is? they say 'High speed Train' do they mean a HST, or a 135mph voyager?
 

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Do we know what uni it is? they say 'High speed Train' do they mean a HST, or a 135mph voyager?

Will be a Voyager, XC dont run HSTs down through Oxford - all the same to the public.

SWT Twitter have said that its cows that have been hit - NRE reporting it as "Animals on the Line and a broken down train" now.
 

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Glad to see they are getting things mooving again <D

Don't start that bull again, because everyone will be milking it for all it's worth!

PS. I wonder if the onboard staff will be offering everyone a complimentary steak or burger while things are disrupted!

[takes cover]
 

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Don't start that bull again, because everyone will be milking it for all it's worth!

PS. I wonder if the onboard staff will be offering everyone a complimentary steak or burger while things are disrupted!

[takes cover]

I wonder if they herded the passengers onto another train?
 

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PS. I wonder if the onboard staff will be offering everyone a complimentary steak or burger while things are disrupted!
Oh if only Crosscountry served anything like that in the first place!

Meanwhile, if you are referring to, erm, "salvaging" something from this messy situation, then I also don't think that the Voyager buffet is actually equipped with anything that could properly cook a chunk of extremely fresh beef...
 

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Will be a Voyager, XC dont run HSTs down through Oxford - all the same to the public.

SWT Twitter have said that its cows that have been hit - NRE reporting it as "Animals on the Line and a broken down train" now.

True, but I think thats the first time I have herd anyone discribe a cattle truck as a High Speed Train.
 

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Bit of info...
 

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I can confirm it was 1M58 the 1445 BHM-MAN train involved. Hit approx 12-15 cows and has caused substantial damage to the coupler and front of the train set 221136. All engines have shut down but the train has not derailed. Fitter on the way to assist. No vehicle was involved just cows
 

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The guy on Twitter has said that they still haven't moved, so that's 4 hours they have been stuck now, said the train will be going back to Oxford shortly.
 

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Everybody will be able to see how fast the cowboys from Network Rail can open the line...

It must be the day for it, there was a bull on the line near Bishton as well (between Severn Tunnel and Newport).
 

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Shall I put a steak on it mooooving before the topside of ten o clock

Just how many bad jokes can you fit into one posting?:)

The poor train (and if it really is 221136 then that unit is a jinx having been the unit involved in the Copmanthorpe derailment) is setting back to Oxford at 4mph because the car wash button is stuck! I hope the pax and crew didn't have any pressing engagements this evening.......
 

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Just how many bad jokes can you fit into one posting?:)

The poor train (and if it really is 221136 then that unit is a jinx having been the unit involved in the Copmanthorpe derailment) is setting back to Oxford at 4mph because the car wash button is stuck! I hope the pax and crew didn't have any pressing engagements this evening.......
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Yep 136 it is. Car wash button stuck. Now that is adding salt to the wounds
 

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He says high speed, by that he means XC are an express service who run fast trains :)

Must say im impressed the voyager stayed on the line, im thinking of the crash in scotland that killed a fair few. How much heavier is a voyager carrige than one of those DVT like carriges they used to use (i cant remember what they are)
 

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Just glad it wasn't me involved in it! Doesn't sound like much fun - I remember RC telling me about her cow incident at Willington - she said the stench was horrendous!
 

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Can vouch for that, been on a train that hit a cow, a voyager in fact, when we reached the next station and got off the smell was horrible. That was two hours after hitting the cow as well.
 
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