Search

UPDATE: Train services back to normal on Norwich to London line

Rail passengers have been warned they could be hit by delays today.

Rail passengers have been warned they could be hit by delays today.

Archant

Rail commuters have suffered a miserable day with scores of trains cancelled on the Norwich to London line.

Passengers heading from Norfolk to London Liverpool Street were hit by major disruption, with a dozen trains cancelled.

A line problem close to the capital led to a reduced service to and from Liverpool Street, with trains delayed by up to 20 minutes.

Greater Anglia services, which run from Norwich to London, were among those affected, with a dozen cancellations.

The 7.55am train from Liverpool Street to Norwich was the first to be cancelled, followed by the 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 11am, midday, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm services from the capital.

The 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm services from Norwich to Liverpool Street were also cancelled.

The problems were caused by a broken rail which meant trains were unable to use platforms 7 to 10 at Liverpool Street station.

Network Rail started work to fix the points at 10.30am, but services did not return to normal until about 4pm.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “A faulty set of points on the approach to Liverpool Street meant trains were unable to use a number of platforms during Wednesday morning.

“Engineers worked to fix the problem as quickly as possible – however, while repairs were carried out our colleagues at Greater Anglia put in place a reduced service on the main line between London, Ipswich and Norwich.

“We apologise for any delays or disruption passengers may have experienced to their journeys.”

Greater Anglia also apologised to customers for the delays and disruption which affected services.

A spokesman said: “A signalling problem at Liverpool Street station caused delays and cancellations to our services and Network Rail engineers worked as quickly as possible to carry out repairs. Unfortunately, some further delays occurred when a person was hit by a train in the Kelvedon area. Train services had returned to normal from about 4pm.”

1 comment

  • Plus ca change , plus c'est la meme chose .....

    Report this comment

    Tudor Bushe

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Other news

Residents are getting tough on speeding in their communities by rapidly increasing the number of warning letters they send to drivers who flout the law, statistics have revealed.

Yesterday, 14:01

We may have lost an hour in bed this morning - but the region has been treated to glorious blue skies and sunshine for start of British Summer Time.

Yesterday, 12:00

Almost 600 churches across Norfolk and Waveney feature in the latest Diocese of Norwich guide to some of the most beautiful buildings in the region.

Yesterday, 12:00

Wymondham Heritage Museum will hold its official opening for its new season on Monday, March 27.

Most Read

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Onlookers marvelled as they got a got a rare glimpse of one of the country’s most historic steam engines passing through the county.

Read more
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shocking dash-cam footage has emerged of a road rage incident on the A140 in Norfolk where a driver performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car.

Read more
Thursday, March 16, 2017

They look like any other ordinary animals - but these special little twin filly foals beat odds of survival of one-in-10,000 when born on a north Suffolk farm.

Read more
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It is an exclusive society with a star-studded list of former members that includes the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers.

Read more
Diss

Residents are getting tough on speeding in their communities by rapidly increasing the number of warning letters they send to drivers who flout the law, statistics have revealed.

Read more
Norfolk Police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter