First Great Western Train Breaks Down… On The Side Of A Road

"You couldn't make it up."

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Motorists in west London faced delays to their commute on Monday morning due to a broken down train.

A40 Hanger Lane Gyratory- e/bound exit slip partially closed- because of a broken-down train!! Q's on approach...

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A40 Hanger Lane Gyratory- e/bound exit slip partially closed- because of a broken-down train!! Q's on approach...

08:44 AM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That’s right, a train (well carriage) broke down on the side of the A40 at Hanger Lane.

A @FGW broken down train causing delays on the roads now at #HangerLane You couldn't make it up! @fgwkmc

Paul Clarkson@paul_clarkson1

A @FGW broken down train causing delays on the roads now at #HangerLane You couldn't make it up! @fgwkmc

11:16 AM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A40 Hanger Lane Gyratory (broken down train, cont.)- now there's irony for you! :)

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A40 Hanger Lane Gyratory (broken down train, cont.)- now there's irony for you! :)

08:48 AM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not any old carriage though, a First Great Western carriage.

BTW, yes it was a @FGW carriage on the back of the broken-down lorry at Hanger Lane Gyratory (as the more observant of you have noticed!).

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BTW, yes it was a @FGW carriage on the back of the broken-down lorry at Hanger Lane Gyratory (as the more observant of you have noticed!).

10:32 AM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"We apologise for the delay to your service."

Good news- the broken down train has, er, departed! All lanes now open on the A40 at Hanger Lane

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Good news- the broken down train has, er, departed! All lanes now open on the A40 at Hanger Lane

09:11 AM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite