Ipswich: Commuters voice anger over delays caused by man on roof at station

Trains were cancelled at Ipswich station today after a man trespassed on a roof.

Trains were cancelled at Ipswich station today after a man trespassed on a roof. - Credit: Archant

Angry commuters voiced their frustration on Friday night after having their travel plans scuppered when a man climbed on to the roof of Ipswich train station.

Buses were brought in to pick up passengers at Ipswich station

Buses were brought in to pick up passengers at Ipswich station - Credit: Archant

Routes in and out of Ipswich were cancelled as power to the train line was shut off for safety reasons.

Chris Horrex, 21, of Ipswich, arrived at the station at 9am hoping to get a train to Saxmundham.

At one point, he was told he would need to get a bus to Stowmarket, then a train to Norwich and one to Lowestoft before he could head to the town.

“I’m really annoyed,” he said.


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“You can’t put it into words. It is rare, you wouldn’t expect this to happen in a million years, especially in Ipswich.”

Father-of-two Andy Culley, from Norwich, said the closure meant he risked not seeing his children, aged six and nine, this weekend.

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Travelling back from Doncaster, where he was working, he needed to get to Harwich to pick up his children, who live with their mum.

He said: “This could cost me a huge amount. My kids could be left thinking daddy didn’t bother to turn up this weekend.

“The guy probably had a really valid reason for getting up there, but this has impacted on thousands of people.”

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