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Travel: Trains cancelled after person hit by train

PUBLISHED: 18:41 03 September 2014 | UPDATED: 22:25 03 September 2014

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

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Rail passengers faced disruption on main line services this evening after a person was hit by a train.

Greater Anglia trains travelling between Liverpool Street and Norwich were disrupted following the incident at Forest Gate.

The line was reopened at 4.25pm but Abellio Greater Anglia said there would continue to be some delays, revisions and cancellations into the evening.

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  • Was the person okay or killed? More details are needed.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Actually, all railways have legally had to be fenced since 1845! But, despite the railways' best effort, there is nothing to stop someone climbing over the fence, cutting a hole in it, jumping off a station platform, or using a pedestrian crossing (though these are being rapidly reduced following a spate of accidents).

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    Baptist Trainfan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • We recently had our local MPs calling for fences on the Orwell Bridge. As this is the second incident this week, why are the MPs not asking for fences along the railway lines? If the Orwell Bridge is fenced then these incidents will increase.

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    Star Watch

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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