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Swan on line causes delay at Winchester train station

Commuters at Winchester train station had their morning journeys disrupted when a swan wandered on to the tracks.

The young bird got on the tracks shortly after 08:00 BST, holding up a train running from Birmingham to Bournemouth.

After a short stand-off it was eventually rescued by a worker.

The swan was then passed to the RSPCA, and the train eventually left 30 minutes late.

  • 18 Oct 2013