c2c Rail service delayed at Upminster station after balloons get caught in wires

PUBLISHED: 12:29 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 20 July 2017

Upminster station. Picture: Google Maps

Upminster station. Picture: Google Maps

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Trains have been delayed this morning after balloons got stuck in the overhead wires.

The c2c Rail service which goes through Upminster station, has come to a halt following an “object” getting caught.

c2c Rail tweeted: “Due to an object caught in the overhead wires between Upminster and Barking services may be altered, cancelled or delayed until approx 13:00.”

Since the original tweet, c2c Rail has confirmed that balloons are tangled in the wires.

National Rail has also tweeted that trains from Barking towards Upminster will be cancelled or possibly diverted via Rainham.

London bound trains will run from platform 2 at Upminster to avoid obstruction.

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