Hour delays in new rail chaos

RAIL passengers on the London mainline are yet again facing delays because of another problem with overhead wires.

James Hore

RAIL passengers on the East Anglian mainline faced delays and cancellations today.

Services to and from Chelmsford, Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich faced delays of up to an hour after a freight train broke down near Chelmsford at about 2pm.

Trains during the evening rush hour were delayed and cancelled.

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A spokeswoman for train operator National Express East Anglia said the problem was sorted and services would not be affected on Friday morning.

She added: “We did have to make some cancellations and we apologise to our passengers but as soon as we could resume the services we did.”

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