Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

Search

Travel: Trains cancelled

10:02 22 May 2014

A Greater Anglia train

A Greater Anglia train

Archant © 2012

The 9.30am Ipswich to London Liverpool Street service has been cancelled.

The service has been cancelled due to a broken down freight train between Ipswich and Manningtree, blocking trains on lines from Ipswich.

The service was due to stop at Manningtree, Colchester, Marks Tey, Witham, Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street.

The 9.52am service to London Liverpool Street has also been cancelled, as well as the 10.29am Norwich to London Liverpool Street service.

A spokesman for Abellio Greater Anglia said services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes at short notice.

They also added that once the problem has been assesed, an estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided.

The 9.58am Ipswich to Felixstowe service, the 10.28am Felixstowe to Ipswich service, the 10.17am Ipswich to Lowestoft service and the 12.07pm Lowestoft to Ipswich service have all been cancelled as well.

3 comments

  • Here we have the result of tory privatisation and fragmentation of our Railways !, we never had all these problems when British Rail were running them as a National Asset !

    Report this comment

    freedomf

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • amsterdam81... the broken down train was somewhere South of Ipswich on the mainline ... the chord is North West. *** Considering its a different rail line... why was the non-London services cancelled?!

    Report this comment

    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Now there is an alternative via the chord then freight must be forced to use it to prevent this sort of disruption to passenger traffic. I hope the freight company receive a very large penalty but it will not compensate the passengers who have had to suffer today.

    Report this comment

    amsterdam81

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Comedian was drunk and disorderly

A stand-up comedian has been given a conditional discharge after he swore at a police officer who saw him urinating in the doorway of an Ipswich Labour Club.

Gambling addict damaged machine

A gambling addict flew into a rage and damaged a £1,000 fruit machine after losing money at an Ipswich amusement arcade, a court has heard.

Holywells Park

A teenager who raided an Ipswich park kiosk three times in a week stealing ice creams and drinks worth £2,500 has been spared custody.

Friends and family gathered in Holbrook to give Sam Hall a heroes welcome. Sam has just cycled the length of France in order to raise money for charity in memory of his late brother, Archie Hall.
L-R William and Henry Bawley, Laura Hall, Sam Hall, Eve and John Hopkins.

Sam Hall was given a hero’s welcome by friends and family last night as he arrived at his Holbrook home after completing a 900-mile cycle ride in memory of his brother.

Hotrods and Custom Cars 2015 line up on the prom at Felixstowe

Hundreds of gleaming and spectacular custom cars and hot rods are set to line Felixstowe’s prom on Saturday – creating an eye-catching attraction for residents and visitors.

Abellio Greater Anglia train at Ipswich station

Several mainline train schedules were affected by a vehicle hitting a rail bridge in Essex this morning.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a leadership campaign rally - but how many floating voters do events like this attract?

The Labour leadership election is looking more and more like something you could imagine turning up in a Tom Sharpe farce as the two candidates try to out-do each other by insisting they are more and more left-wing.

Stock image of pupils sitting an exam. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were tears from some and squeals of joy from others today as students across east Suffolk opened the envelopes containing their GCSE results.

Skye Biggs at home with her family.

A fund to raise enough money so a terminally ill girl can have her biggest dream fulfilled has topped £1,200.

Stock image of pupils sitting an exam. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Girls are expected to yet again outperform boys on GCSE results day this year.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24