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Travel: Further misery for commuters as services at Ipswich cancelled

PUBLISHED: 14:09 19 June 2014 | UPDATED: 14:09 19 June 2014

Commuters are facing delays on services at Ipswich

Commuters are facing delays on services at Ipswich

Train passengers coming in to, out of and through Ipswich are facing further delays this morning.

All lines are blocked after a lorry hit the bridge on Ancaster Road.

Abellio Greater Anglia have said that train services running through Ipswich may be cancelled, delayed or revised at short notice.

All services have been cancelled until a Network Rail engineer makes a safety inspection to ensure no damage has occured. The inspection was expected to be carried out by 8.45am.

The first trains affected by this incident are the 7am London Liverpool Street to Norwich service, the 7.40am Norwich to London Liverpool Street service and the 7.47am Felixstowe to Ipswich service.

The 8.25am Ipswich to Felixstowe service and the 8.54 am Felixstowe to Ipswich service have also been cancelled.

Services at 10am from London Liverpool Street to Norwich and 10.28am from Felixstowe to Ipswich have also been cancelled due to the incident, along with the 11.07am Lowestoft to Ipswich service.

8 comments

  • three days running, problem after problem, they need to spend money on this joke of a rail line, not waste it on silly things like HS2. My bet for tomorrows problem is leaves!

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    john

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • True, this is not the direct fault of the Train Operators, but it follows endless delays and bungles which were, so it is understandable people complain. As I've said before we all acknowledge incidents occur but it is how it is handled that reflects the professionalism or not of the Operator. Sadly Shambellio fail miserably here, particularly in providing sufficient capacity. Main line trains for months now have been reduced in length and this seems to be getting worse rather than better. Standing on both classes OFF-PEAK is totally unacceptable and inefficient. They don't seem to have heard of yield management, and most certainly totally disregard passenger satisfaction and comfort. It is continuous "Greater Anguish"!

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    Disbeliever

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • This has nothing to do with our awful train operating company. In a similar way to SCC Highways Agency and Co that can choose to do roadworks and temporarily close roads; Network Rail are the ones who blocked the train company from operating. It is frustrating, granted, but safety is the top priority... if there were damage to the bridge (and rails)... and you sustained minor injuries as a result to being on a train going across I am sure everyone would be claiming compensation and would disregard the train operating company's desire to keep you moving as reasonable in those circumstances. Action should be taken regarding the lorry driver.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • How about a photo of the lorry that hit the bridge? Then we would know who to blame this time. I don't think you can blame the rail companies this time.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Liz, what about the 8 hour journey home suffered yesterday caused by over running works?

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    C D

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • The only fool here that should be sacked is the fool of a lorry driver who crashed.

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    Liz

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • What a complete joke.... The fools that run this debacle should be sacked from their posts for complete incompetence! Still, I'm sure they will say sorry to the customers so that's ok?!?!

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    C D

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Still, least you don't have to pay £7000 a year for the privilege...

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    Tedbundy

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

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