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Full list of Greater Anglia cancellations due to broken track near London and derailed freight train in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 08:42 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:42 16 August 2017

A Greater Anglia train. Picture: Sonya Duncan

A Greater Anglia train. Picture: Sonya Duncan

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The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

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Due to a speed restriction over defective track between Manor Park and Ilford, trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines towards Shenfield, Southend Victoria and Chelmsford, Greater Anglia said.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Meanwhile, the derailed freight train is still causing major disruption between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough.

The last 11 wagons on the 33-wagon train came off the track causing major damage to both tracks just to the west of the Ely North junction on Tuesday afternoon.

Engineers from Network Rail spent Tuesday starting to move the train, but that is likely to take several days. Greater Anglia have now pushed back the expected time it will finish to the end of Monday (August 21), from this Saturday.

Cancelled trains: Wednesday, August 16

06:14 Lowestoft to Ipswich due 07:44

06:24 Norwich to London Liverpool Street due 08:24

06:26 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street due 07:30

07:08 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich due 08:31

08:03 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 08:30

08:30 Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street due 09:11

08:48 Ipswich to Colchester due 09:08

08:58 Witham to London Liverpool Street due 09:50

10:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 10:30

10:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 10:30

11:58 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 12:30

13:58 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 14:30

16:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 16:30

17:49 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 18:25

20:00 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds due 20:30

Greater Anglia said about the Manor Park and Ilford disruption: “Due to a track defect found at a set of points on the mainline towards Shenfield, trains have to run at a severely reduced speed.

“Due to the congestion expected during the morning peak, train service alterations and cancellations are being implemented.

Train service cancellations and alterations will also apply to this evening peak service.

“Due to the nature of the fault and the components required to replace the defective piece of track, it may take a few days to restore the train service to normal.

READ MORE: Disruption caused by freight train derailment near Ely will last for several more days

“We apologise for the disruption to your train services today.”

On the freight train derailment, it said: “Greater Anglia is unable to operate services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough owing to a derailed freight train near Manea.

“Services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough have been suspended until further notice.

Network Rail engineers are on site working to recover the derailed wagons, which is likely to take a number of days as they will require to be lifted away by crane. The track is also damaged and will need to be replaced before services can run “again. Further updates and timescales will be released over the next few days.

“A Rail Replacement Bus service will run between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough.

“Customers at Manea are advised to use the Help Point to arrange onward transport, due to road access issues.

Customers wishing to travel to Ely can use Greater Anglia services between Ipswich and Cambridge, and Norwich and Cambridge.

Customers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough and beyond may travel via Liverpool Street, your tickets will be accepted on London Underground services. Virgin East Coast, Hull Trains, Virgin West Coast and Great Northern.”

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