December 12 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Train services are now running on all but one Greater Anglia routes, following a day of further travel disruption.
Engineers with Network Rail have removed around 230 trees from railway lines in the Greater Anglia network.
Only the Sudbury branch line remains without a service. However services are still subject to delay, cancellations and alteration, according to the company’s latest update.
The services include a limited service between Norwich and London Liverpool Street, an hourly service between Ipswich and Felixstowe, resumption of services between Ipswich and Lowestoft, and Witham and Braintree.
The line between Marks Tey and Sudbury remains down with replacement bus services available.
Engineers have been working to clear rail lines of fallen trees and repair damage to overhead wires after yesterday’s storm, which is considered to be the worst for more than a decade in parts of north Essex and Suffolk.
This morning train operator Greater Anglia warned passengers services running across its network may be cancelled or delayed at short notice.
The Greater Anglia spokeswoman said: “Following yesterday’s storms we had hoped to run a near normal service this morning. However Network Rail’s overnight investigations and repair work highlighted a number of additional problems with overhead power lines and fallen trees blocking certain routes, which have had an adverse effect on our services today.
“We apologise for the fragmented service that has been offered today, we have run as many train services as possible. Network Rail has removed around 230 trees which were obstructing the lines around our network, some of which were resting on the overhead line equipment. They have also dealt with several major de-wirements, as well as other overhead line and signalling problems.”
Stansted Express trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport have resumed with a half-hour service working. Customers are strongly advised to allow additional time for their journey.
Customers are also advised to check before they travel. Customers with Greater Anglia tickets dated for travel on Monday, October 28 or Tuesday, October 29 can travel on Tuesday, October 29 or Wednesday, October 30.