Commuters face rail travel hell today

MASSIVE delays left Ipswich rail station full up this morning as National Express told people to go home.

MASSIVE delays left Ipswich rail station full up this morning as National Express told people to go home.

The train company advised people not to travel unless absolutely necessary after Easter engineering works overran.

Commuters were pouring out of Ipswich station as National Express was forced to lay on replacement buses.

The company apologised and said engineering works, performed over the Easter holiday, had overran.

There are major delays to trains to from Norwich to London.

Most of the trains are terminating at Ipswich or Colchester, National Express spokesman Jill Casswell said today.

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“We are sorry. It is a Network Rail engineering issue,” she said.

The problems left Ipswich station overcrowded and many travellers waited at the station in the hope that travel conditions would improve.

“We would never turn people away but we have not got the room to put them all on the platform.”

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