PICTURED: Shetland pony on the tracks causing rush hour delays

The Bolton News: PICTURED: Shetland pony on the tracks causing rush hour delays PICTURED: Shetland pony on the tracks causing rush hour delays

PASSENGERS were frustrated when the “mane” route into Manchester was blocked by a Shetland pony on the tracks.

The animal got onto the lines at Farnworth just before 6.30am on Monday and caused delays of up to 35 minutes between Bolton and Salford Crescent.

Some services were diverted through Wigan, meaning they did not stop at Chorley, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Lostock and other stations.

A spokesman for Network Rail said that services got back to normal at about 8.20am.

This picture of the pony was taken by Peter Ingham from Farnworth who was waiting for the 7am train from Farnworth to Manchester.

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6:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

kyeadfromkef says...

Neigh, never hahaha
Neigh, never hahaha kyeadfromkef
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Wed 11 Jun 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

This really p****s me off. Why does it have to stop the trains? Just drive slower and blast the horn!
This really p****s me off. Why does it have to stop the trains? Just drive slower and blast the horn! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: -23

7:41pm Wed 11 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

Would it make that much of a mess on the front of a train........
Would it make that much of a mess on the front of a train........ JustBecause
  • Score: -24

8:51pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Cyclone says...

What's that it's smoking ?
What's that it's smoking ? Cyclone
  • Score: -7

1:18pm Thu 12 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

This was a one horse race and the pony won,it got into Manchester on time.
This was a one horse race and the pony won,it got into Manchester on time. boltonnut
  • Score: 3

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