High winds blow trampolines onto train lines near Aylesbury

Householders living next to railway tracks have been urged to secure their outdoor belongings after two freak incidents near Aylesbury overnight in which trampolines were blown on to the tracks by Storm Eleanor.

Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 10:31 am
A trampoline blew on to the railway near Aylesbury overnight due to Storm Eleanor

After being alerted by train crews Network Rail staff found two trampolines on the lines near Aylesbury.

The items were shifted off the track and subsequently removed 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.

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A trampoline blew onto the railway near Aylesbury last night because of Storm Eleanor

“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.”

A trampoline blew onto the railway near Aylesbury last night because of Storm Eleanor