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Ipswich: Rail travellers face major disruption on main line after person hit by train – 35 trains cancelled

10:47 30 August 2014

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

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Passenger services on the Ipswich to London rail line have been disrupted this morning after a person was hit by a train.

Officials at Abellio Greater Anglia said a number of services faced delays or cancellations following the incident.

The person was hit by a train at Romford.

The 10.30am from Liverpool Street to Norwich was cancelled, and also the 10.38am to Colchester Town, and a number of other services have been delayed.

Trains have been held at Gidea Park, and on the line between Romford and Chadwell Heath. Other services have been terminated at Shenfield.

Abellio Greater Anglia said all lines at Romford were blocked – and 35 trains had so far been cancelled.

The disruption is expected to last until 2pm.

Meanwhile, mainline train services from Ipswich, Norwich and Colchester will terminate or start at Shenfield, or Colchester.

Customers for Norwich and Ipswich, may travel on services via Cambridge and onwards to Ipswich or Norwich.

Customers holding Advance Purchase tickets may use alternative trains, if their designated train does not run.

Local bus services are conveying passengers between Stratford and Harold Wood in both directions until further notice.

An Abellio spokesman thanked travellers for their patience and understanding while the incident is resolved.

2 comments

  • I merely posted a comment stating factually why Abellio cannot be blamed for delays due to this type of incident. Nothing controversial in it at all. Why was my post deleted??

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    blue&white

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Totally disingenuous to blame Abellio for any delays and cancellations following this type of incident. They have no choice. Police demand line closure for a number of hours to be able to carry out the necessary forensic work and clean-up operations. What are the rail operators supposed to do in such a (completely unforeseen) case?

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    blue&white

    Monday, September 1, 2014

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