Trains on Greater Anglia network disrupted by overhead wire damage

Trains to Suffolk and essex are disrupted after overhead wire problems on the Greater Anglia network

Trains to Suffolk and essex are disrupted after overhead wire problems on the Greater Anglia network in London Picture: GREATER ANGLIA - Credit: Archant

Trains on 10 platforms at London Liverpool Street are disrupted due to overhead wire problems.

In a statement on its website, Greater Anglia said: “Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Liverpool Street and Bethnal Green, services will be disrupted.

“Currently we are unable to run trains in or out of platforms one to 10 at Liverpool Street.

“This is affecting services on both West Anglia and Great Eastern services in and out of Liverpool Street.”

The problem means tickets for Liverpool Street are being accepted at King’s Cross, with some passengers advised to travel via Cambridge to reach Suffolk and Norfolk.

Some services to Essex will now start at Shenfield while Network Rail engineers investigate the problem.

Disruption is expected until at least 3pm.

Most Read

At least 18 trains have already been cancelled, mostly on the West Anglia part of the network.

There are 33 more services which have been revised and Greater Anglia says it is running a revised service until further notice.

Travellers should check the Greater Anglia JourneyCheck website before travelling.

At the other end of the Greater Anglian network, a fault on the river swing bridge at Oulton Broad South has left trains unable to cross the bridge.

Network Rail engineers are at this site as well.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter