December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
Greater Anglia are advising people not to travel by train for the rest of the day.
Although there is a possibility some lines may be reopened later the company say it is likely all services will remain suspended.
In a statement on Greater Anglia’s website they say they have been working closely with Netowrk Rail overnight and throughout the morning to assess the damage caused by the storm.
They have also announced train tickets bought for today will be valid tomorrow.
Network Rail, whose engineers will be dealing with the incidents, said they have had around 200 reports of trees coming down across the tracks or hitting the overhead wires.
Many of the reports in the region involve lines in the Colchester area and one tree brought down the Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) between Wivenhoe and Hyth.
Considering the amount of incidents reported, Network Rail have said they stand by their decision not to allow trains to run.
Because of the wind speeds in certain areas it is not possible for the engineers to carry out repairs.