Injured swan on the line causes hours of delays for rush-hour commuters at ...

Injured swan on the line causes hours of delays for rush-hour commuters at ...
Injured swan on the line causes hours of delays for rush-hour commuters at ...
Cygnet failure! Injured swan on the line causes hours of delays for rush-hour commuters at London station Nicola Cilliers filmed feathered intruder stuck on the tracks at South Acton Transport for London was forced to partially suspend the Overground line  Took four hours to rescue the feathered intruder and Ms Cilliers posted updates  Final post showed the animal being looked after by London Wildlife Protection 

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An injured swan had to be rescued after it made its way on to the tracks at a west London station yesterday, causing hours of delays.

Commuters heading home during rush hour had their journeys disrupted as the swan blocked two trains on the tracks at South Acton station.

Nicola Cilliers, 43, filmed the feathered intruder after she and her partner Steve Fraser spotted the bird at around 5.30pm from the window of her flat overlooking the station. 

Ms Cilliers alerted the RSPCA while Transport for London partially suspended the line and she documented the four-hour rescue mission on Twitter, posting regular updates.

Nicola Cilliers, 43, filmed the feathered intruder after she and her partner Steve Fraser spotted the bird at around 5.30pm from the window of her flat overlooking the station

 Nicola Cilliers, 43, filmed the feathered intruder after she and her partner Steve Fraser spotted the bird at around 5.30pm from the window of her flat overlooking the station

Transport for London were forced to partially suspend the line while rail workers tried to shepherd the injured bird off the tracks

Transport for London were forced to partially suspend the line while rail workers tried to shepherd the injured bird off the tracks

Ms Cilliers said: 'At first, we thought it was rather funny seeing a swan on the tracks holding up a train and then two trains but it quickly turned to concern for his welfare.

'We then went down to investigate after he was shooed off the tracks by a Network Rail engineer.

'The engineer

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