Train chaos for commuters

COMMUTERS in Essex are facing long delays on train services out of the capital tonight due to line problems.

Russell Claydon

COMMUTERS in Suffolk and Essex are facing long delays on train services to and from the capital tonight after overhead lines came down at Ingatestone.

All services between Colchester and Shenfield are currently suspended while engineers battle to restore power on the line.

A full train is still stranded on the tracks without power at Ingatestone, with rail bosses attempting to get water through to them.


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Passengers hoping to make connections to London from Ipswich are currently being re-directed through Peterborough.

National Express East Anglia have said they do not know how the lines came down but are hoping to re-open a line by 10pm. They are now awaiting confirmation to see if that will be possible.

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The rail chaos is affecting all the major stations in the region.

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