'Flying' trampolines trigger plea to line-side residents to secure garden items: trampoline blown on to the railway at Aylesbury-2

Wednesday 3 Jan 2018

'Flying' trampolines trigger plea to line-side residents to secure garden items

Route:
London North Western

Householders living next to the railway were today urged to secure their outdoor belongings after two trampolines were blown on to tracks by Storm Eleanor overnight.

Network Rail staff, alerted by train crews, found two trampolines near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire late last night. The items were shifted off the track and tethered for safe removal at daybreak.

Mark Killick, chief operating officer for Network Rail’s London North Western route, said: “It is incredible to think that a trampoline could fly through the air on to the railway but here we have not one but two at the same location.

“This is an ongoing problem for us which poses an obvious safety hazard and inconvenience to passengers.

“We would appeal to people living by the railway to ensure items such as trampolines, gazebos, marquees and tents are tethered, so they don’t end up on the railway during high winds.”

 

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