An injured turtle on the tracks blocked rail traffic for several hours in east of england Monday August 1, the Great Anglia train company said.
A “giant turtle” on the rails
Due to animals on the tracks at Harling Road (east), the line is blocked and trains passing through this station may be canceled or postponedtweeted at midday Greater Anglia.
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?NEW – Due to animals on the railway at #HarlingRoad the line is blocked
Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised Disruption is expected until further notice
This affects our Norwich to Stansted Airport line and also East Midlands Railway
— Greater Anglia (@greateranglia) August 1, 2022
There’s a giant tortoise on the line to Norwich. She’s still alive but hurtwrote on Twitter a passenger, Diane Akers, sharing a photo of the turtle with a visibly open shell.
Also on a blocked train, another Internet user, Anna Debenham, tweeted the information she was given in dribs and drabs:
We apologize for the 74 minute delay on this train. It’s due to a turtle on the tracksshe wrote, amazed.
Of course I heard. There’s a turtle wreaking havoc on the tracks , she added. The turtle had ventured on the line that connects Cambridge to Norwich, in the east of England.
The animal taken care of by a specialized team
The large injured turtle has been removed and all lines are now reopenedsaid around 2:30 p.m. (local and GMT) Greater Anglia, stressing that traffic was slowly returning to normal.
was taken to a specialist team for treatment and we were informed that she would recover completelyreassured the train company on the social network.