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Travel: Tree removed from rail line between Colchester and Manningtree but commuters still face lengthy delays

PUBLISHED: 12:59 21 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:59 21 July 2014

Rail commuters are facing delays of up to an hour because an obstruction on the line between Colchester and Manningtree earlier this morning.

Engineers were sent to the scene to clear the obstruction, believed to be a tree, which Network Rail says has now been removed.

The incident also had an effect on trains travelling between Ipswich and London.

All lines have now re-opened but there are still delays.

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