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Travel: Major delays for rail travellers because of incident at Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 08:55 18 June 2014

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There are still heavy rail delays this evening because of problems at Chelmsford.

There are delays of around 180 minutes which are expected to last until 2am tomorrow.

Other trains, including those running to London and to Colchester and Ipswich, are being cancelled completely.

Damaged to the overhead line equipment (OLE) which powers the electric trains caused one train to break down earlier.

This has had a knock-on effect and although the broken down train has now been moved the OLE is still damaged.

A full list of cancellations and delays is available on the Greater Anglia website.

Tickets are being accepted on London Underground and First Capital Connect services.

Anyone with a ticket for an Intercity service travelling between Norwich and London can also use it up to 60 minutes before or after their booked train.

And tickets dated for today (June 17) will also be valid on June 18.

Engineers from Network Rail will be working to repair the OLE overnight.

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