Train passengers face delays

TRAIN passengers are facing delays and cancellations after a fatality on the line at Manningtree.The incident happened at about 12.30pm and is currently being investigated by the British Transport Police and the East of England Ambulance Service.

TRAIN passengers yesterday faced delays and cancellations after a fatality on the line at Manningtree station.

The incident happened just before 12.30pm and saw British Transport Police and the East of England Ambulance Service called to the scene.

All passengers on the train involved - the 11.30am service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street - were taken off and checked over by medics, as was the female driver. No-one suffered any physical injuries.

Ambulance operations manager Trevor Redburn said: “When we arrived it was immediately clear that the man was dead. Tragically there was nothing that could be done to save him.”


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The man killed in the accident is believed to be 34 and from the local area. British Transport Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

A spokesman for rail operator One said there were delays of between an hour to 90 minutes, but the service was running as normal by 2pm.

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During the incident no trains ran through Manningtree. Bus replacement services were put in place between Colchester, Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich.

As a result of the accident, the 12 noon train from London was terminated early at Colchester, while the 3.30pm from London Liverpool Street to Norwich was cancelled.

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