Commuters face train delays after lorry driver hits bridge at five miles per hour

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COMMUTERS faced delays after a lorry struck a bridge yesterday morning (Wednesday).

The builder’s HIAB forklift truck, doing just 5mph, hit the Tom’s Lane bridge under the Kings Langley section of railway line at about 9.35am.

Network Rail closed all four railway lines over the bridge while investigating whether any structural damage had been done by the truck.

They were reopened again at about 9.55am after the all-clear was given.

London Midland said that 29 trains were affected.

The longest delay for a single London Midland train was 28 minutes.

Company spokesman Hayley Meachin said: “Even if the bridge is visibly all right, there might be problems.

“We couldn’t take the risk of letting trains go over it until we had the all-clear.”

The truck was going towards Kings Langley at the time of the smash under the railway.

Nobody was injured by the collision.