Faulty fire alarms found at station

INVESTIGATORS found the fire alarm system at Suffolk's busiest railway station to be faulty after an anonymous tip-off.

INVESTIGATORS found the fire alarm system at Suffolk's busiest railway station to be faulty after an anonymous tip-off.

Bosses at Ipswich Railway Station said they were working to repair the problem and would use temporary “audible warnings” in the meantime.

Suffolk County Council said it had received an anonymous complaint and sent an officer to the station to investigate, who found the safety alarms to not be working properly.

The council has told the station to fix the alarms but said a short-term risk assessment was carried out and procedures were found to be adequate.

A spokeswoman for National Express East Anglia, which operates the station, said: “The fire alarm system at Ipswich station is temporarily suffering from a fault.

“We are working with Network Rail engineers to rectify this fault as quickly as possible and in the meantime alternative arrangements are in place, including for the provision of audible warnings at the station should this be necessary.

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“We have informed Suffolk Fire Service of the temporary fire alarm arrangements.”