Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Rail services return to normal following ‘farcical’ disruption caused by broken down train

PUBLISHED: 09:32 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:07 05 October 2018

An Intercity train at Ipswich Station heading to London. Stock Image.

An Intercity train at Ipswich Station heading to London. Stock Image.

Archant

Rail passengers have hit out at Greater Anglia after yet another day of delays on the mainline through Suffolk and Essex.

Greater Anglia’s services on the Great Eastern Mainline were disrupted between 7-11am due to a train fault in the Chelmsford area.

Services were subject to cancellations, delays of up to 40 minute or revisions.

The news, which follows a number of other delays on the line this week, was met with angry comments from customers.

“Is it too much to ask for one day without problems?” asked one passenger.

“Epic fail,” said another. “Shocking service.”

“Not a great week lads,” tweeted one customer.

“You are farcical,” a passenger added.

A spokesman for the rail operator said: “Greater Anglia and Network Rail are sorry if your journey has been affected by this disruption.”

The family of an elderly man who died after “woeful” record-keeping at a care home failed to detect health problems have said they hope his carers have learned lessons from the tragedy.

The centenary of the end of the First World War is now just three weeks away with ceremonies to mark the Armistice happening across the world as well as here at home in East Anglia.

Once the mist and fog clears this morning, it is set to be a dry and bright day in Suffolk and north Essex with plenty of sunshine expected over the weekend.

Today is your final chance to stake your claim on a share of £10,000 worth of sporting equipment that we are giving away to Suffolk youth football teams.

What jobs will be gone in 20 years time? Lynne Mortimer looks at the most vulnerable.

Raiders caused hundreds of pounds of damage when they threw a concrete paving stone through a shop door window – just to steal a few measly bags of crisps.

A rider who reportedly tested positive for drugs was arrested after an unregistered vehicle was stopped by police.

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

A child has been injured after reportedly being hit by a suspect’s vehicle during a police car chase in Ipswich.

Two police officers could face court action relating to the death of former Ipswich Town striker Dalian Atkinson.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24