Full list of Greater Anglia cancellations due to broken track near London and derailed freight train in Suffolk
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More than 30 train services in the region have been cancelled today due to track problems near London, a derailed freight train in Suffolk, and other problems. See if your travel plans have been affected here.
Due to a speed restriction over defective track between Manor Park and Ilford, trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines towards Shenfield, Southend Victoria and Chelmsford.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day, Greater Anglia said.
Meanwhile, the derailed freight train is still causing major disruption between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough.
The last 11 wagons on the 33-wagon train came off the track, causing major damage to both tracks just to the west of the Ely North junction on Monday afternoon.
A replacement bus service is in operation between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough. Repair work by Network Rail is expected to be finished by the end of Monday (August 21), pushed back from an earlier estimation of Saturday.
Cancelled trains: Wednesday, August 16
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06:24 Norwich to London Liverpool Street due 08:24
06:26 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street due 07:30
07:08 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich due 08:31
08:03 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 08:30
08:30 Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street due 09:11
08:48 Ipswich to Colchester due 09:08
08:58 Witham to London Liverpool Street due 09:50
10:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 10:30
10:58 Ipswich to Felixstowe due 11:24
11:00 Colchester Town to Colchester due 11:07
11:28 Felixstowe to Ipswich due 11:54
11:58 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 12:30
13:58 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 14:30
15:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street due 16:55
15:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street due 16:28
15:52 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street due 17:16
16:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 16:30
16:17 London Liverpool Street to Witham due 17:06
16:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street due 17:29
16:47 London Liverpool Street to Witham due 17:36
17:15 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria due 18:17
17:20 London Liverpool Street to Braintree due 18:28
17:25 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street due 18:24
17:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich due 19:25
17:45 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria due 18:47
17:49 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 18:25
18:00 London Liverpool Street to Braintree due 19:19
18:18 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich due 19:41
18:33 Braintree to London Liverpool Street due 19:36
18:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria due 19:37
18:55 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria due 19:58
19:25 Braintree to London Liverpool Street due 20:23
19:52 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street due 21:16
20:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 20:30
Greater Anglia said of the Manor Park and Ilford disruption: “Due to a track defect found at a set of points on the mainline towards Shenfield, trains have to run at a severely reduced speed.
“Due to the congestion expected during the morning peak, train service alterations and cancellations are being implemented.
“Train service cancellations and alterations will also apply to this evening peak service.
“Due to the nature of the fault and the components required to replace the defective piece of track, it may take a few days to restore the train service to normal.
“We apologise for the disruption to your train services today.”
On the freight train derailment, the train operator said: “Greater Anglia is unable to operate services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough owing to a derailed freight train near Manea.
“Services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough have been suspended until further notice.
“Network Rail engineers are on site working to recover the derailed wagons, which is likely to take a number of days as they will require to be lifted away by crane. The track is also damaged and will need to be replaced before services can run again. Further updates and timescales will be released over the next few days.
“A Rail Replacement Bus service will run between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough.
“Customers at Manea are advised to use the Help Point to arrange onward transport, due to road access issues.
“Customers wishing to travel to Ely can use Greater Anglia services between Ipswich and Cambridge, and Norwich and Cambridge.
“Customers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough and beyond may travel via Liverpool Street, your tickets will be accepted on London Underground services. Virgin East Coast, Hull Trains, Virgin West Coast and Great Northern.”