Safety inspection cancels Greater Anglia trains between Thorpe-Le-Soken and Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex

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Abellio Greater Anglia

No trains are currently able to run on a rural rail line in north Essex because engineers are carrying out a safety inspection of the track.

Rail services running to and from Walton-on-the-Naze have been suspended, with disruption expected to continue until at least 9pm.

Greater Anglia chiefs have said no trains will run between Thorpe-Le-Soken and Walton-on-the-Naze until Network Rail engineers have assessed the site and consider it safe.

Other services running to and from Colchester will be diverted to Clacton-on-Sea.

Both Greater Anglia and Network Rail have apologised for the disruption.

Updates are expected to follow on the rail operator’s JourneyCheck site within the next hour.

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Replacement buses operated by Talisman, New Horizon and Tendring are operating between Walton and Thorpe-Le-Soken.

Passengers are being asked to find the bus stop closest to their station by visiting the Network Rail website.

Specific train service updates can be found using the JourneyCheck tool.

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