Reduced service after vandals push fence and gate onto Northamptonshire railway line

Vandals uprooted a fence and caused a section of heritage rail line in Northamptonshire to close temporarily.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 6:00 am
Photo by J Coulson

The disruption will affect the southern section of the Northampton and Lamport Railway this weekend after vandals pushed over a wire fence, a gate and a gatepost at the Pitsford Sidings.

A spokesman for the railway said that, although the objects can be removed, the line has to be closed for repairs.

He said: “The temporary close of the southern end of the line is to allow equipment to be transported to site and the repairs to take place.

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“We apologise for any disappointment and the reduced journey while the repairs take place.”

The railway said only the northern section will be operating on August 13 and 14.

Passenger trains will still operate between Pitsford and Brampton Station and just south of Bridge 14 near Merry Tom Crossing.

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is 100% voluntary and relies on donations & fares income to run the trains and develop the railway.

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