Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Manningtree: Rail line reopens after landslip repaired

17:35 24 February 2014

Network Rail engineers at the landslip at Brantham.

Network Rail engineers at the landslip at Brantham.

Archant

Network Rail engineers spent Sunday repairing a landslip at Brantham, south of Ipswich, which had delayed main line rail services since last Tuesday.

There was already engineering work planned in Essex, so the line closure was extended to Ipswich on Sunday at short notice to allow the landslip to be repaired.

Trains are now able to run normally on the Great Eastern main line.

Peter Lensink, Operations Director for Greater Anglia said: “The work to quickly repair the landslip that occurred at Brantham has been an excellent example of our team working in close partnership with Network Rail colleagues to ensure extensive repairs were carried out quickly and efficiently.”

Richard Schofield, Network Rail route managing director said: “The partnership between Network Rail and Greater Anglia demonstrates clearly how our respective teams worked closely to repair the landslip at Brantham quickly, with minimal disruption to passenger services.”

0 comments

Holy Trinity Church, Braggons Hill, near Boxted

The number of churches and chapels in Suffolk now fitted with alarms has tripled thanks to charitable grants, thanks to a spate of lead thefts last year which saw 15 churches across the county targeted.

Classic car event on the seafront at Aldeburgh. Frank Cox next to a 1964 Hillman Super Minx.

More than 50 classic vehicles were on display along the Aldeburgh seafront today.

Former Blues and England skipper Terry Butcher opens Bawdsey village fete and dog show.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher was on hand to open a village fete in Suffolk yesterday.

Jasmine Nicholls (left) and Klaudia Sokolowska

Two teenage girls from the Lowestoft area have been reported missing to the police.

Walkers get ready for the start of the ladies midnight walk in aid of St Helena Hospice at Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom on 28-May-2016.
Picture: Steve Waller 
www.stephenwaller.com

Hundreds of ladies illuminated the streets of Colchester this weekend — wearing their finest and brightest neon clothes and accessories for St Helena Hospice’s eighth annual Midnight Walk.

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a joint appearance with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (centre) as they launch the Britain Stronger in Europe guarantee card.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has welcomed the launch of a new pledge card unveiled by leaders of the “Stronger In” campaign in a bid to keep Britain in the European Union after this month’s referendum.

Stock image of an Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester.

Train services in north-east Essex were delayed for a number of hours on Bank Holiday Monday morning due to a track fault.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24