March 22, 2023

Arsenal fans travelling to Burnley have had to turn back to London after their train kills 11 cows

October 3, 2016
  • The train from King’s Cross to Sunderland collided with a herd of cows 
  • Eight were killed and surrounding routes were disrupted as a result 
  • Arsenal travel to Turf Moor looking to make it five straight league wins

Arsenal supporters have had plenty to smile about in recent weeks given their excellent form but they have quite literally been stopped dead in their tracks.

Heading to Turf Moor for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Burnley, Gunners fans journey was disrupted when their Grand Central train collided with a herd of cows.

A scenario fans would have found ridiculous beforehand was very much a reality when, the 9.38am service from King’s Cross to Sunderland reportedly killed eight cows crossing the track between London and Peterborough.

arsenal-fans-sent-backThe incident is sure to have put many fans in a bad mood, with some taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the disruption.

Arsenal fan and writer Tim Stillman tweeted: ‘First game I’m missing in nearly 15 years and it’s cos a train hit a cow.’

Proving that the situation was not being milked, Grand Central said in a statement: ‘Due to animals on the railway between Peterborough and London Kings Cross all lines are blocked. Train services to and from these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes. Disruption is expected until 14:00.’

A slow start to the season, Arsenal have won their last four league games in-a-row and come into Sunday’s clash fresh off the back of a 2-0 Champions League win over Basle.



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