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Railtrack will be watching this for summer delays excuses.
Not wrong kind of leaves.
Not wrong kind of leaves.

Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos (What hope for HS2).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48729110

A power cut that disrupted rail traffic on a Japanese island last month was caused by a slug, officials say.
More than 12,000 people's journeys were affected when nearly 30 trains on Kyushu shuddered to a halt because of the slimy intruder's actions.
Its electrocuted remains were found lodged inside equipment next to the tracks, Japan Railways says.
The incident in Japan has echoes of a shutdown caused by a weasel at Europe's Large Hadron Collider in 2016.
When the animal took a fatal chew on wiring inside a high-voltage transformer, it caused a short circuit which temporarily stopped the work of the particle accelerator.
In Japan, local media on the trail of the slug report that it managed to squeeze through a tiny gap to get into a load disconnector.
A British cousin of the ill-fated mollusc achieved notoriety in 2011, The Guardian reports, when it crawled inside a traffic light control box in the northern town of Darlington and caused a short circuit, resulting in "traffic chaos".
 
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