The region’s trains are in the midst of a night of disruption after a freight train broke down a lorry struck a railway bridge.

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The main problem affecting trains to and from Suffolk was caused by a fault on a freight train between Ingatestone and Shenfield.

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester, Clacton, Braintree and Ipswich are facing delays of up to 25 minutes or revised routes at short notice. Disruption is expected until 10pm.

There is also cancellations, revisions and delays of up to 40 minutes between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Newport, near Saffron Walden.

Commuters have taken to Twitter to vent their fury. Twitter user @leonpottinger said: “You need to book your trains in for an MOT. Bored of reading about broken down trains ever day.”

Another, @Sandra_Patton1, added: “LST-Norwich. Behind broken train&now getting chucked off at Ipswich so this one can get back to London! For the love of Pete!

“We have no idea where/when we can travel on from Ipswich. I’ve had a v long day. Again.”

Elsewhere in the region there are minor delays between Great Yarmouth and Norwich due to signalling problems, as well as a revised timetable and bus replacement service between Ipswich and Lowestoft due to the heavy flooding.

For the latest updates visit www.journeycheck.com/greateranglia or follow @greateranglia on Twitter

5 comments

  • i hate the word twitter and facebook .you can swear how you like and other people read your comments . i have granddaughters who swear like troupers on facebook .sometimes i think where did it all go wrong.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • What do they expect the train companies to do... levitate the trains over obstructions? Get a job nearer home, live a reduced standard of living like the rest of us are forced to, and stop moaning.

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    Sarky Sage

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • probably 5 messages on twitter... not exactly news worthy until it trends.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • "The region’s trains are in the midst of a night of disruption after a freight train broke down a lorry struck a railway bridge" And a Star "journalist" couldn't manage a literate or coherent sentence.

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    beerlover

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  • whilst I do sympathise with commuters, I am not sure what they expect the rail company to actually do differently! It takes time to clearsort these things and that inevetiably has a knowck on effect. I spent 2 years commuting from the countryside to LST and in the end got fed up of the constant issues, so I found a job closer to home....if it's that frustrating for people they could always do the same!

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    JustMyOpinion

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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