Rail services resume after landslip and level crossing crash

British Transport Police and Network Rail investigate the scene of collision on a level crossing off

British Transport Police and Network Rail investigate the scene of collision on a level crossing off Felixstowe Road in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Rail services in Suffolk and Essex have been restored this morning following days of disruption caused by two major problems on the network.

A collision between a freight train and car closed the Ipswich to Felixstowe line on Thursday night, while a landslip on the Colchester to Clacton line stopped services between Colchester and Thorpe-le-Soken.

The driver in collision with a freight train was reported last week to have been aged in his 30s and suffered “life-changing injuries”.

British Transport Police and the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust attended the scene of the crash at a level crossing opposite the Miller and Carter restaurant in Felixstowe Road.

Following work by Network Rail engineers, both lines have reopened this morning.

A landslip damaged the railway between Alresford and Great Bentley. Picture: NETWORK RAIL

A landslip damaged the railway between Alresford and Great Bentley. Picture: NETWORK RAIL - Credit: NETWORK RAIL


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