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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The region’s trains are in the midst of a night of disruption after a freight train broke down a lorry struck a railway bridge.
The main problem affecting trains to and from Suffolk was caused by a fault on a freight train between Ingatestone and Shenfield.
Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester, Clacton, Braintree and Ipswich are facing delays of up to 25 minutes or revised routes at short notice. Disruption is expected until 10pm.
There is also cancellations, revisions and delays of up to 40 minutes between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Newport, near Saffron Walden.
Commuters have taken to Twitter to vent their fury. Twitter user @leonpottinger said: “You need to book your trains in for an MOT. Bored of reading about broken down trains ever day.”
Another, @Sandra_Patton1, added: “LST-Norwich. Behind broken train&now getting chucked off at Ipswich so this one can get back to London! For the love of Pete!
“We have no idea where/when we can travel on from Ipswich. I’ve had a v long day. Again.”
Elsewhere in the region there are minor delays between Great Yarmouth and Norwich due to signalling problems, as well as a revised timetable and bus replacement service between Ipswich and Lowestoft due to the heavy flooding.
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