A quick-thinking train driver who jumped out of their cab to remove a fallen tree blocking the line following high winds has been praised by his employers, Southeastern.
The driver was in charge of the 6.09am service from Tunbridge Wells to Charring Cross this morning following a stormy night and high winds across Kent.
But as the train pulled out of the station and headed up the line towards Frant, it neared the obstruction.
Realising this would hold up commuters heading into London, the driver jumped out of their cab and heaved the tree from the track and on to the side before continuing the journey.
The Southeastern driver’s actions prevented serious delays and meant the train was only nine minutes late as it ended its journey in central London.