Trains delayed because of swan on the line at Bedford

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Commuters at Bedford train station were joined by an unlikely passenger this morning (Wednesday, August 2).

Minor delays were caused after a swan had made its way onto the railway tracks.

Thameslink railway reported several animals were safely removed and all lines have now reopened.

A spokesman said: “Trains through this station are returning to normal, but some services may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes as services recover. Disruption is expected until 10:00.”

Train lines outside Bedford were also closed for a short time as the swan was being safely removed.