wet leaves

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羡鱼-Xianyu

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Due to wet leaves on the line, this train will arrive an hour late.

Dear all,
What is the meaning of 'wet leaves'? Thanks a million.

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stanislaw.masny

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Dear xianyu
If raining leaves (singular - leaf) are wet and sometime fall down on the line.
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In the UK, I read that the problem with wet leaves is growing because they don't cut trees back so much on the sides of train lines to be more environmentally friendly. In the days of steam trains, they had to cut right back because of the risk of fire. now they let trees grow for the environment and more leaves fall on the line. Many people regard it as a silly excuse for our chaotic train system, but, according to what I read, there is a genuine problem. ;-)
 

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In the UK, I read that the problem with wet leaves is growing because they don't cut trees back so much on the sides of train lines to be more environmentally friendly. In the days of steam trains, they had to cut right back because of the risk of fire. now they let trees grow for the environment and more leaves fall on the line. Many people regard it as a silly excuse for our chaotic train system, but, according to what I read, there is a genuine problem. ;-)
Very interesting! Thank you, Tdol.
 
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