Train hits e-scooter on the tracks near Nottingham

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A train had to be stopped close to Nottingham station after it hit an electric scooter which was left on the tracks. The incident occurred near the Trowell junction just before 9pm on Saturday, April 9.

A passenger on the train, which was running from Manchester to Nottingham, claimed the ordeal took out two of the train’s engines. The East Midlands Railway train, which was running from Liverpool to Norwich, was taken out of service to be repaired – its passengers were provided with taxis to complete the rest of their journey.

The passenger told Nottinghamshire Live: “Our train to Nottingham just hit two of those electric scooters, maybe 10 minutes from Nottingham station. They took out two of the train’s engines. Not exactly something you’d expect to see on train tracks, especially as it was on a pretty steep bank.”

Electric scooters are currently available across the city as part of a trial run in conjunction with the Superpedestrian company. The scooters are also available to purchase privately – although it is illegal to ride these in public areas – it is not known what type of e-scooter had been left on the railway line.

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A spokesperson for East Midlands Railway said: “Around 9pm on Saturday our 5.52pm Liverpool to Norwich service hit an electric scooter left on the tracks near Trowell Junction. No passengers or staff were hurt. The train was taken out of service for repairs and passengers were provided with taxis to continue their journey.”

Meanwhile, British Transport Police said in a statement: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Nottingham at 8.45pm on Saturday 9 April following reports of a train hitting a scooter on the tracks, causing the service to stop.

“Officers attended to clear the incident and passengers were safely transferred to a different train. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

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