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Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire rail lines cleared of fallen trees

  • 28 October 2013
  • From the section Oxford
Car damaged by rook slate in high winds
Elly Douglas took this picture in Oxford where a car had been damaged

Fallen trees on the line have led to major disruption to train services in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Chiltern Railways resumed a limited service at 11:15 GMT after clearing 19 trees from its routes, but warned passengers to expect delays.

Train operators across the region experienced disruption this morning as storm-force gales battered the region.

There were also a number of road closures across Oxfordshire because of fallen trees.

Thames Valley Police said on its Twitter feed the bulk of weather-related incidents were trees of varying sizes falling down, mainly on minor roads.

'Sticks and twigs'

Oxfordshire County Council said more than 40 fallen and leaning trees were being dealt with by highways teams. Southern Oxfordshire was the worst affected part of the county.

The first fallen tree was reported at 03:10.

Elly Bailey tweeted this photograph of a wall which fell down in central Oxford

Elly Bailey, an Oxford resident, posted a photograph of her neighbour's wall on social media site Twitter.

She said the wall collapsed this morning due to high winds.

Commuter Sam Hutton spoke to BBC Oxford at Oxford train station.

She said the storm was not as bad as she had feared.

"There were a few more sticks and twigs on the water when I walked here this morning, but it wasn't very exciting," she said.

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