Trains between Ipswich and Peterborough suspended after person struck by train

Services were disrupted between Ipswich and Felixstowe. File picture: PAUL GEATER

Services were disrupted between Ipswich and Felixstowe. File picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Train services between Ipswich and Peterborough via Ely have been suspended after a person was hit by a train this morning.

The incident happened near Whittlesea station between Peterborough and March shortly before 10am, with the 9.50am service from Peterborough to Ipswich the first service affected.

Trains are currently suspended and delayed as a result of the incident, with disruption expected until at least 12pm.

The incident is also affecting Cross Country and East Midlands train services as well as Greater Anglia.

A spokesman from British Transport Police said: “Officers are working to identify them and inform their next of kin.


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“The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Greater Anglia said that a train service will run between Ely and March, but replacement buses would be in operation between March and Peterborough.

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Alternative routes are available between Ipswich and Peterborough via King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations in London.

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