Rail delays caused by trespasser on track at London Liverpool Street station
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Rail delays on services to and from London Liverpool Street have been caused by a trespasser on the track near the station earlier this morning.
The trespasser, was believed to have been drunk and wandered off one of the platforms and onto the tracks.
A spokesman from British Transport Police said they had been called at 5.45am to reports of a trespasser on the tracks and carried out a search for the man but could not find him.
The spokesman confirmed that no arrests had been made.
The first services affected were from 6.00am, and caused delays at services running through Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.
An Abellio Greater Anglia spokeswoman said: “Services from Liverpool Street were delayed or cancelled this morning due to a trespasser on the tracks.
“We did provide a number of rail replacement buses and services were affected from 0600 until 0900. We would like to apologise to those passengers affected.”
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Services were running with residual delays of around 15 minutes following the incident, but had returned to normal around 10am.