Cross country rail line from Ipswich reopens after early-morning blockage by freight train at Kennett
- Credit: Archant
Trains between Ipswich and Cambridge or Peterborough were stopped for about three hours early on Saturday after the line was blocked between Kennett and Ely.
The incident happened very early in the day and forced the 6.16am train from Ipswich to Cambridge to stop at Bury St Edmunds.
Early trains to Peterborough were cancelled. Greater Anglia said the blockage had been caused by an “operating incident” involving a freight train.
Bus replacement services were arranged to take passengers from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge after some of the early trains were unable to continue their journey, but the line was cleared by 9am.
It then took about another hour to get services running as normal because not all the trains were in the right position.
You may also want to watch:
A normal service was operating on the lines from Ipswich to Cambridge and Peterborough by late Saturday morning.
- 1 Suffolk estate which featured on TV show on the market for £1.25m
- 2 Town take up contract options on duo with plenty of departures still expected
- 3 Ipswich Town reveal full retained list as six first-teamers get extended stays and eight depart
- 4 Chambers and Skuse set to be headline exits on day of departures at Ipswich Town
- 5 Mark Heath: The Town players Cook should keep and release today
- 6 Man in 20s dies in collision between lorry and pedestrian on A14
- 7 Chambers and Skuse to leave Ipswich Town
- 8 Town confirm four more exits at end of season
- 9 Stu says: Five observations following Ipswich Town's 3-1 win against Fleetwood
- 10 Queen writes to Lily, 5, in reply to condolences card