Rail delays after cow struck by train in Mossley

TRANS-PENNINE rail passengers faced lengthy delays after a cow was struck by a train in Mossley on Monday, June 10.

Mossley Train Station

Services between Manchester and Huddersfield were badly affected with TransPennine Express reporting the line was partially blocked after an “earlier collision with a cow in the Mossley area”.

A spokesperson from TransPennine Express said: “There was disruption to services between Manchester and Huddersfield after our train hit a cow on the line.

“We made every effort to restore services as soon as we could and keep customers moving.”

Immediately following the incident, the train operator tweeted: “One of our services has struck a cow on the line between Manchester and Huddersfield, services heading eastbound are currently blocked.

“Delays, alterations and cancellations may occur until further notice.”

In an update later on, Transpennine Express said: “Services towards Manchester are now starting to move.

“Due to a train hitting a Cow in the Mossley area, services between Huddersfield and Manchester are subject to alteration.

“Every effort is being made to restore services and get people on the move as soon as possible.”

Then at 9pm they tweeted: “All lines between #Manchester and #Huddersfield have now reopened following an earlier bovine incursion (yes, that’s the proper definition).

“Delays, alterations and cancellations may occur until the end of service.”

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