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Travel: No trains to Felixstowe for two days as maintenance and repair jobs stack up for Greater Anglia

PUBLISHED: 06:43 06 March 2014 | UPDATED: 07:57 06 March 2014

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All trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe today have been cancelled.

And Greater Anglia are saying they won’t run tomorrow either.

The company said a combination of several factors have led to the services being removed.

On its website Greater Anglia said the cancellations were “because of ongoing repairs continuing to some of our local trains which has seen a train damaged after a fatality incident last week, and another still undergoing repair from flood damage, in addition to the ongoing refurbishment of one of our class 156 trains as part of an upgrade programme, and other planned maintenance.

“We are doing everything possible to complete the necessary repairs to these trains as quickly as we can.

“We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by these service alterations.”

A replacement bus service is being run between 5am and 11pm between Ipswich and Felixstowe but they won’t stop at Westerfield.

Greater Anglia have advised customers to use the station help point to arrange alternative transport.

However some trains travelling to and from Lowestoft not originally scheduled to serve Westerfield will now stop at the station.

MP Therese Coffey has refused to apologise after questioning why police kept Orwell Bridge closed for eight hours following a fatal accident.

Eight fans were arrested by police after trouble broke out among a small group of football supporters at the end of the East Anglian derby at Portman Road in Ipswich.

A new Chief Fire Officer is being recruited to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) – on a £140,000 per year salary.

A 21-year-old man was treated for stab wounds after being robbed in Colchester’s Greenstead Estate on Saturday evening.

A woman was treated for severe hypothermia by coastguard volunteers after entering the sea at Pakefield.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is publicly supporting London Fire Brigade’s campaign to ask people to stop using the outdated term ‘fireman’.

A children’s book set along the banks of the river Orwell was brought to life during a marathon reading hosted at a Suffolk sailing club marking 80 years since it was published.

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