Trains unable to run between Margate and Ramsgate due to trespasser on the line

Power to the line has been turned off

Trains are unable to run between Margate and Ramsgate due to a trespasser on the line at Broadstairs today (August 2).

The power to the rails has been switched off while the incident is being dealt with. Police are attempting to apprehend the trespasser.The alert was first raised at 11am. The police helicopter is also over the area.

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Photo Frank Leppard

Trains between Faversham and Ramsgate may be diverted to run via Dover.

A National Rail notice says: “A trespasser has been reported on the line near Broadstairs. The lines are currently blocked between Ramsgate and Margate until the police can apprehend the person.”

Disruption is expected until 1pm.

More to follow

1 Comment

  1. I was affected by this today .. Lovely weekend visiting my daughter in Ramsgate and my return journey ruined by this stupid trespasser. Instead of the 11.07 high speed train to St Pancras I had to get the 11.20 to Victoria a very long 2 hr journey to a London Station nowhere near where I live. it took me over 4 hrs to get back to my home in north London !

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