March 9 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Greater Anglia have released a statement apologising for disruption on the railway network.
Train services on the route between London Liverpool Street and Colchester, Clacton/ Walton, Ipswich and Norwich were severely disrupted yesterday because of fallen trees damaging the overhead power lines near Colchester, Diss and Weeley.
This week’s storm surge and subsequent high tides and rising river levels also affected the coastal branch lines.
In a statement on their website this morning Greater Anglia said Network Rail engineers worked in difficult conditions during the evening and overnight to repair the overhead cables and restore services as quickly as possible.
“We are continuing to monitor the Norwich to Lowestoft and Ipswich to Lowestoft lines where services remain suspended and assessing the extent of the repairs that will be necessary to restore services when the flooding has receded. All other routes are now open,” it said.
“The severity of the weather and flooding also made it difficult to provide alternative transport in some areas and we’re sorry for the problems this has also caused.
“We made every effort overnight to fully restore train services as quickly as possible but some delays and disruption to services have continued during this morning. We are grateful to our customers for your patience and continued understanding while our colleagues and engineers have been working to resolve these problems.
“We recognise the frustration and inconvenience to your journeys caused by the storms and flooding, and regular service updates will continue via the Greater Anglia website and social media.”