Hundreds stranded on platform as train breakdown causes rail disruption

Passengers wait outside Shenfield station after broken down train causes disruption

Passengers wait outside Shenfield station after broken down train causes disruption - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of rail passengers were left stranded on a platform between London and their destinations on the mainline last night after a broken down train caused disruption.

Services between Shenfield and Colchester came to a halt after a train broke down shortly after 9.30pm last night.

The breakdown at Chelmsford had an impact on trains between London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.

Former Ipswich Town captain Matt Holland was among passengers caught up in the disruption. At about midnight, he tweeted: “Shenfield is a nice place but it’s losing its appeal after staring at its platform for the last hour”.

Abellio Greater Anglia said normal service was expected to resume this morning.

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