No trains between Margate and Broadstairs after lorry hits bridge

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Trains are currently not running between Margate and Broadstairs after a lorry hit a bridge, meaning all lines are now blocked.

The bridge in Margate at Ramsgate Road/Queens Avenue, is being examined by engineers before trains can resume.

A National Rail statement says: “Due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge between Margate and Broadstairs all lines are blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 3:15pm.

“If travelling between Margate and Broadstairs, you journey time is likely to be extended. Check your train before you travel.

You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 12.41pm after a lorry collided with a railway bridge on Ramsgate Road, Margate.

“No injuries were reported but Network Rail has been made aware of the incident.”

UPDATE: Line reopened just before 4pm. All trains now running between the two stations.