hits motorbike left on tracks near Highbridge railway station
Police are appealing for information about how a motorbike got
left on the railway line between Weston-super-Mare and Highbridge
on Wednesday (June 15th).
train hit the bike, damaging it, and causing a brief closure of
the line. National Rail reported delays between Bristol Temple
Meads and Taunton just before 2pm after tghe motorbike was found
on the railway.
lines re-opened about 20 minutes later, but several later trains
were also delayed.
Bridgwater, who was on the train at the time, said the train hit
a motorbike, said: "I was on the train that hit the motorbike
left on the line. Nobody was hurt luckily but there was a huge
bang and smell of fuel."
train went on to Highbridge after being checked for safety and
the passengers swapped to another train."
spokesman for National Rail Enquiries confirmed the object had
been removed from the tracks, near Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge