End of the line for squatters

PUBLISHED: 11:45 10 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:21 28 May 2010

INTRUDERS have been sleeping in former Gatwick Express coaches being stored in readiness to carry passengers between March and Wisbech on the Bramley Line. There is now 24-hour surveillance on the coaches in a bid to thwart squatters. Bramley Line officia

INTRUDERS have been sleeping in former Gatwick Express coaches being stored in readiness to carry passengers between March and Wisbech on the Bramley Line.

There is now 24-hour surveillance on the coaches in a bid to thwart squatters.

Bramley Line officials were alerted to the break-in by signalling staff at March East sidings and gained permission from Network Rail to investigate.

A spokesman for the line said: "Fortunately, there was no damage done but the coaches have been sprayed with graffiti.

"It was obviously someone who had nowhere to sleep and they managed to find a way in.

"We would warn people that they are trespassing and will be liable to prosecution. It is a very dangerous thing to do. If the running boards are wet and they are climbing up they could fall and hit their head on the rails.

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