How Delayed Was Your Train on Runaway Trampoline Sunday?

By Gary Cutlack on at

The poor work crews in high-visibility coats had a pretty rough weekend out there thanks to named-storm Ciara, with the situation exacerbated by the modern problem of the massive trampolines of aspirational families blowing onto rail lines the country over.

A Thameslink train was actually hit by one and photographed by a passenger, with other flying trampolines spotted hitting the overhead wires and breaking power lines, and generally littering the tracksides of the country, delaying services even more. Like so:

Quite funny, but not if you're the one who gets the call to go out and lift it off in 80mph winds while surrounded by flapping power cables that hopefully someone back in the office correctly identified and remembered to switch off.

Image credit: Southeastern