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Train hits deer - blocking London Liverpool Street to Norwich line

PUBLISHED: 18:57 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 00:01 22 January 2020

The 4.30pm service from London Liverpool Street has hit a deer and is blocking all lines. Picture: PAUL GEATER

The 4.30pm service from London Liverpool Street has hit a deer and is blocking all lines. Picture: PAUL GEATER

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Engineers are still trying to move a train which was damaged after it struck a deer on the main line from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, blocking the line

The 4.30pm train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich hit a deer between Ipswich and Needham Market blocking the line.

Greater Anglia tweeted at 6.08pm that due to a train fault, services running may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes - affecting all mainline trains from Liverpool Street to Norwich.

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They confirmed that the incident has caused some damage to the train which they are trying to move.

The company initially said that the disruption was expected to last until 10pm tonight, but the train is so badly damaged from the collision that so far they have been unable to move it.

A spokesperson for Greater Anglia confirmed that it was expected to remain closed for the rest of the evening.

Passengers are advised to check their journey before travel.

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