Rail services in Suffolk and Essex resume after person hit by train near Witham - but disruption expected until 11pm

Rail services in the region face disruption. Picture: ARCHANT

Rail services in the region face disruption. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Rail services in the region are facing delays after a person was hit by a train in Essex.

Greater Anglia said the incident happened between Shenfield and Witham earlier this afternoon.

All lines on the region’s mainline to London Liverpool Street were blocked, while emergency services attended.

Although, the lines have since reopened, Greater Anglia said services could be cancelled, delayed by up to 70 minutes or revised – with disruption expected to last until 11pm.

“We are sorry if your travel plans are affected by this disruption,” a spokesman added.

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Greater Anglia said a “limited” rail replacement bus service would operate between Witham and Braintree from about 5.40pm.

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria are not affected, though may be delayed due to congestion through Shenfield.

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The condition of the person hit by the train has not been reported.

British Transport Police has been contacted for further details.

For more information on services affected visit Greater Anglia’s Journey Check website.

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