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Rush-hour train cancelled after dog hit near Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 11:43 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:56 03 October 2018

It is not yet known which crossing the dog was struck on. Picture: PAUL GEATER

It is not yet known which crossing the dog was struck on. Picture: PAUL GEATER

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A train cancelled due to a suspected collision with a dog in fact hit a deer near Ipswich, Greater Anglia have confirmed.

The service is one of many cancelled trains this morning, but the 7.30am to Norwich is the only service affected by the dog on the tracks today. Picture: GREATER ANGLIAThe service is one of many cancelled trains this morning, but the 7.30am to Norwich is the only service affected by the dog on the tracks today. Picture: GREATER ANGLIA

The incident has happened during cancellations caused by overrunning rail improvements in London.

The train was heading towards London Liverpool Street when the deer was hit.

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “One service was terminated early and one train was cancelled this morning after a train hit an animal near Ipswich.

“The 05.00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service was terminated at Ipswich and the 07.30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich was cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

Passengers who were delayed for more than 30 minutes can claim delay repay compensation on the Greater Anglia website.

Initial reports had said that it was suspected the train had struck a dog and that the train had continued to London Liverpool Street before terminating.

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