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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-09-20 10:17
Subject: Even our disasters are minor
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Train crash in Royston, not many hurt.

(OK, none hurt, none even close to being hurt.)

It could have been so much worse. The car rolled through a fence onto the platform and caught the back of a departing train, 'slightly scuffing' a carriage, and coming to a halt. If the train hadn't been there, the car would likely have rolled over the platform edge and been left grounded hanging over the gap. If one of the Cambridge Clippers (non-stop Cambridge - London) had come hurtling through, well, that would have been extremely messy.
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Tim Illingworth
User: timill
Date: 2006-09-20 10:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Weren';t even any delays - this happened at 06.52 this morning, and I was on the 06.58 ex Ely. We were 10 minutes late into KX, but that seems to be normal these days.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-09-20 10:04 (UTC)
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A colleague comes in from Cambridge, and she says there was no sign of a problem either.

Mind you, she'll have been on a train later than yours.
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Simes
User: simonb
Date: 2006-09-20 21:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm kind of glad that I'm not commuting Camb->KingsX any more - that was the usual train I commuted to work on.

I hate to think of the pain that caused the rest of the commute trains given I've seen what happens when the 6:45 out of Camb->KingsX goes a little awry.
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