Cow on the line strands passengers for two hours

Train passengers were left stranded for two hours after a cow stumbled onto a rail line in Bristol.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter were brought to a halt after the bovine bother at Nailsea and Backwell station between 7am and 9am on Wednesday.

Stunned rail users watched as the farm animal meandered its way down the tracks, stopped to eat some grass before slowly carrying on.

The cow runs ahead of a train at Nailsea and Backwell station. Credit: SWNS

Eye-witness Nick Todd said: "When I got to the station all trains towards Bristol were heavily delayed and rail workers announced that it was due to animals on the track.

"About two minutes later the cow appeared and just strolled its way down the track with a train slowly edging behind it.

"People just thought it was funny and a few felt sorry for the cow."