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Trains back to normal after week of disruption on Great Eastern Main Line

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:36 18 June 2018

Services on the Great Eastern Main Line are back to normal today following a week of disruption (stock image). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Services on the Great Eastern Main Line are back to normal today following a week of disruption (stock image). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Rail services on the Great Eastern Main Line are back to normal today after a track fault on the approach to Liverpool Street station caused disruption last week.

Train services are back to normal this week after problems caused by a track fault on the approach to Liverpool Street last week Picture: JOSEPH SPEARTrain services are back to normal this week after problems caused by a track fault on the approach to Liverpool Street last week Picture: JOSEPH SPEAR

Engineers installed a new piece of track over the weekend after a crack was discovered on Sunday, June 10, which forced two platforms at the London station to close.

Routes from Norwich, Ipswich, Harwich, Clacton, Braintree, Colchester, Chelmsford, Southminster and Southend were all affected, causing delays, cancellations and overcrowded trains.

In a joint statement, the managing directors of both Greater Anglia and Network Rail apologised for the disruption caused.

Jamie Burles and Meliha Duymaz said: “We’re sorry for the problems affecting some peak time services between Norwich, Ipswich, Harwich, Clacton, Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, Southend and London Liverpool Street last week.

“We know it caused longer, more difficult and in some cases, more crowded journeys for many passengers.

“Anyone affected by the disruption can claim compensation via our website at www.greateranglia.co.uk/delayrepay

“The piece of track affected was repaired as quickly as possible and steps are now being taken to prevent any further disruption of this type.”

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There was also some disruption
between Colchester and Chelmsford yesterday due to damage being reported to overhead line equipment near Kelvedon.

Greater Anglia says a good service is currently running on all routes today.

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