Rail problems for train passengers

PASSENGERS faced more problems on the railways today as services were held up again because of overrunning engineering work.

PASSENGERS faced more problems on the railways today as services were held up again because of overrunning engineering work.

Trains between Ipswich and Cambridge were delayed by up to 40 minutes after points work being carried out by Network Rail overrun.

A spokeswoman for National Express East Anglia, which saw its services disrupted as a result, said: “Network Rail was doing engineering work between Bury St Edmunds and Ely and it seems that that overrun. It did cause problems this morning.

“We had a single lane working rather than two but it beginning to return to normal. We are working closely with Network Rail. We are sorry for any delay.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Network Rail said engineers were still on site this afternoon, working to fix the line.

He added: “We apologise to passengers that are affected.”

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The delays come after scores of travellers were turned away from Ipswich station following the Easter weekend when works carried out between Ipswich and London overrun.

It also comes on the back of similar disruption over New Year which led to a £14million fine for Network Rail.

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