Swanning about – chook on the road delays rush hour commuters

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ommuters suffered main disruption on Monday resulting from a swan on a railway line.

Community Rail mentioned the chook was discovered on tracks in Staines, Surrey.

South Western Railway was unable to run trains by way of the world in direction of Ascot, Berkshire from round 8am for about an hour.

The road reopened as soon as the swan was captured.

Community Rail’s Wessex route posted a picture on its Twitter account exhibiting one in every of its workers carrying the animal in a bag.

The tweet said: “Should you swan round on the railway, you get The Bag.

“Due to our ops supervisor Chris for serving to this feathered good friend safely from the road at Staines and to South Western Railway prospects who needed to look forward to us to reach.

“The swan is off to a sanctuary to loosen up.”

South Western Railway’s Twitter account joked that “our very personal Sgt Angel” handled the swan.

That was in reference to 2007 police comedy movie Scorching Fuzz, by which Simon Pegg’s character Nicholas Angel and his companion pursue an escaped swan.

However some affected passengers in Staines failed to search out the incident humorous.

One particular person tweeted: “Caught on bridge between Staines and Egham as a result of ‘a swan is sitting on prepare tracks’… 50 minutes now handed. Can somebody come and transfer the chook.”


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