Lorry collides with Suffolk railway bridge – disruption now over

A lorry has hit a rail bridge between Bury St Edmunds and Kennett. Picture: NETWORK RAIL

A lorry has hit a rail bridge between Bury St Edmunds and Kennett. Picture: NETWORK RAIL - Credit: Network Rail

Rail services in Suffolk faced five hours of disruption today after a lorry collided with a bridge in the west of the couny.

Greater Anglia said the crash happened between Bury St Edmunds and Kennett, near Newmarket.

Disruption to services between Ipswich and Cambridge lasted for over five hours, with Greater Anglia announcing an end to delays at 4.25pm.

Several services were cancelled while the bridge was examined.

However teams from Network Rail visited and were satisfied it is safe to all trains to cross the bridge.

“Greater Anglia and Network Rail are sorry if your journey has been affected by this disruption,” a spokesman said.

Passengers delayed by more than 30 minutes may be entitled to compensation.

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