Train delays at Birchington caused by family of swans on the line!

Not your usual reason for delays Photo Network Rail Kent & Sussex

Passengers travelling on Southeastern trains through Birchington last night (July 1) faced an unusual hold up.

Forget the old excuse about leaves on the line – last night it was a family of swans causing the delay!

A tweet from Network Rail Kent and Sussex showed a snap of the swans on the line and said: “Apologies to Southeastern Railway passengers if you were delayed in the Birchington area last night – our team were struggling to move this family off the tracks as mummy and daddy swan were very protective of their cygnets. Working for Network Rail requires a variety of skills…”