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Travel: Another day of rail delays as points failure and broken down train cause problems for Greater Anglia

PUBLISHED: 13:54 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 06:34 13 August 2014

Abellio Greater Anglia

Abellio Greater Anglia

A broken down train has been causing delays on the main line between London and Norwich.

Cancellations to services on the line are mostly affecting services in south Essex, although the 1pm Braintree to London service and 1.18pm London to Clacton trains won’t now run.

However there are delays of up to 60 minutes for other services affecting a number of services running through north Essex and Suffolk.

This is expected to last until around 3pm.

The 11.35am Clacton to London service broke down earlier today at Hatfield Peverel and needed another train to move it.

To compound the problem there was also a points failure between Chelmsford and Witham.

All the latest updates on whether Highways England plans to close the Orwell Bridge.

High winds have led to train service cancellations including on the mainline from Suffolk and Essex to London and local routes between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

Shane and Zoe Coldron were Chantry School childhood sweethearts. But unexpectedly Zoe, 44, collapsed and died last week. Her husband Shane has spoken about how the family is coping, plus the overwhelming support he has received.

High winds have brought down overhead power cables leaving homes in many Suffolk and Essex communities without electricity.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

A damning report into the failings of a mental health facility in Essex plunged it into special measures for the second time – prompting bosses to close the service.

Ipswich parks are to open late as a result of the high winds this morning.

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