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Rail disruption after person hit by train

PUBLISHED: 18:39 14 September 2019 | UPDATED: 08:20 16 September 2019

Football fans at Norwich station. Photo: Archant

Football fans at Norwich station. Photo: Archant

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Rail users are facing disruption after a person was hit by a train on the Norwich to London line.

Greater Anglia said on Twitter just before 6.30pm on Saturday that a person had been struck by a train between Ipswich and Diss.

The line has been blocked and the operator has warned passengers to expect cancellations, delays and alterations on the line.

Services from London to Norwich and from Cambridge to Norwich are affected.

Greater Anglia said the disruption is expected to continue until 10pm.

"Please allow an extended journey time of three hours," it said.

It comes as hundreds of Norwich and Manchester fans leave Carrow Road to head home.

Reports began to circulate on social media that the station as a whole had closed but Greater Anglia said it remained open.

Konectbus tweeted to say it had a relief bus on standby outside Norwich rail station to "make sure there's enough space for everybody coming home from football".

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