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Commuters caught in disruption after points failure

PUBLISHED: 07:43 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:52 28 August 2018

Some services have been disrupted en route to London (stock image) Picture: PAUL GEATER

Some services have been disrupted en route to London (stock image) Picture: PAUL GEATER


A number of services were cancelled or revised during the rush hour following a points failure at Manningtree.

Train services are now back to normal after disruption between platform three at Manningtree and the Harwich branch due to a points failure on the line.

The disruption affected some services headed to London Liverpool Street, with a number of trains cancelled, delayed or travelling with fewer coaches through Norfolk, Suffolk and north Essex.

Greater Anglia confirmed that Network Rail engineers were en route to the site.

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