Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Services for commuters cancelled because freight train derails at the Port of Felixstowe

12:49 17 January 2014

Services between Ipswich and Felixstowe stations have been cancelled

Services between Ipswich and Felixstowe stations have been cancelled

Archant

Commuter services running between Ipswich and Felixstowe were cancelled because a freight train derailed at the Port of Felixstowe.

shares

Replacement buses provided passengers with transport but drivers did not call at Westerfield.

A spokesman for rail operator, Greater Anglia, said there had been a backlog of freight services at the port because of an “operating incident”.

A decision was made to allow freight trains to travel to reduce the backlog as there is only a single line between Felixstowe and Ipswich.

A spokesman for the Port of Felixstowe said: “There was a rail derailment of a freight train at about 9pm last night. That prevented any further trains from getting into the central and north terminals. That incident was cleared at about 5am when full movement of trains resumed into all three terminals.”

He said a “number of trains” would usually have been coming in and out of the port overnight but were prevented because of the “low speed” derailment.

Greater Anglia advised customers to use the East Suffolk railway line to travel to Lowestoft, to then change at Ipswich, for a replacement bus to Felixstowe.

Commuter trains had been expected to resume just before 10am.

shares

4 comments

  • Greater Anglia where on earth would you be to travel to Lowestoft then Ipswich to get a bus replacement to Felixstowe?!?!

    Report this comment

    Seasidemac

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I think GA were TRYING to say, get on trains from Lowestoft at Westerfield and travel to Ipswich. Though there's a big problem here - trains on the Lowestoft line no longer *stop* at Westerfield. (Well actually, they *do* stop, but inexplicably, they don't allow passengers on or off).

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Seasidemac - I think they mean if you want to go from Westerfield to Felixstowe get the East Suffolk line to Ipswich. But its not very clear.

    Report this comment

    CWFXT

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • "Greater Anglia advises customers to use the East Suffolk railway line to travel to Lowestoft,". Really? It would be quicker to walk to Felixstowe that to go from Lowestoft to Felixstowe.

    Report this comment

    John Alborough

    Friday, January 17, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils have been urged to fine irresponsible dog owners for not picking up after their pets

St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils have been criticised after it was revealed neither has issued a fine for dog fouling over the last three years.

The lifeboat was called to the incident

Lifeboat crews were called to help a fisherman who suffered a seizure off the coast of Clacton this morning.

Gemma Edgar was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. She has undergone treatment and is now raising awareness and money for brain tumour research. Gemma is pictured at home in Colchester with her husband, Rob, and sons Dylan (3) and Noah (9 months).

Gemma Edgar will begin drawing a pension aged just 29 after being forced into retirement from ill health.

Colourful houses on Aldeburgh seafront, Suffolk

One of Suffolk’s most famous resorts was the third best-performing coastal town for house prices in Britain last year, a survey has shown.

Abellio Greater Anglia train.

Abellio Greater Anglia has attracted more negative Tweets than any other rail service provider on routes to London, according to latest statistics.

Firefighters were called to the blaze

Firefighters in Essex have been called to 20 tonnes of straw on fire in Stonebridge Hill, near Halstead.

Paul Nixon has organised the Bergholt Bomb Along bike ride in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Hundreds of fundraisers took part in a second-annual charity bike ride raising cash for the Alzheimer’s Society today.

The sign nailed to a bench in Hadleigh aimed at Brian Riley, who has moved to the US but is continuing as a Suffolk County Councillor

An attempt at making an amusing political statement has left a lasting mark – but not a welcome one.

Lloyd Thornton was jailed for 42 months for sex offences. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

The former hotel manager from west Suffolk has been jailed for 42 months for groping four young women after making inappropriate sexual comments to them.

The lifeboat was called to the incident

A man suffering from seasickness was in hospital over the weekend after being rescued by coastguards.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages