Trains delayed after lorry hits bridge

TRAIN services between Ipswich and Cambridge are being delayed this evening after a lorry struck a bridge in a Suffolk village.

Russell Claydon

TRAIN services between Ipswich and Cambridge are being delayed this evening after a lorry struck a bridge in a Suffolk village.

British Transport Police said a foreign registered lorry had ploughed into the railway bridge on Barton Road, Thurston at around 3.30pm.

Trains had to be stopped from running through the village, near Bury St Edmunds, while a structure assessment was carried out on the bridge.


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Debris also had to be cleared from the road around the bridge, which is near to the Fox and Hounds pub.

National Express East Anglia said the 16.43 from Cambridge to Ipswich, which was due at 18.05, has been delayed by 20 minutes as a result.

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Bernie Ruffles, landlord at the Fox and Hounds, said the traffic was now able to pass under the bridge and the area looked clear of debris.

The incident is yet to be reported to Suffolk police after the vehicle left the scene. Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has details about the vehicle, is asked to contact them on 01473 613500.

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