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Lines re-open but trains severely delayed after person hit by train near Colchester

PUBLISHED: 06:23 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 07:48 25 June 2019

There are a number of delays to trains this morning Picture: NEIL PERRY

There are a number of delays to trains this morning Picture: NEIL PERRY

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Train services are beginning to return to normal this morning with severe delays after a person was by a train between Colchester and Marks Tey.

Greater Anglia said that all lines have now re-opened after the incident which took place between Colchester and Marks Tey.

As a result Greater Anglia says it cannot operate services between Colchester and Witham.

Services between Marks Tey and Sudbury were suspended completely this morning as the train that services the stations was unable to leave the Colchester depot.

A bus replacement service was in operation.

A reduced service was operating in other areas including between; Witham and Shenfield, Witham and Braintree, Colchester to Clacton and Ipswich and Norwich.

A statement on the rail operators website said: "Emergency services have completed their investigtions and the line has now reopened.

"However due to train and crew displaced it will take longer than expected to restore the train service to normal.

"Train services are severely delayed and some services may be cancelled at short notice or altered."

Greater Anglia has advised of alternative routes for train users this morning;

Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Norwich via Cambridge and Ely (Journey time Liverpool Street to Cambridge 70 to 85 minutes, Cambridge to Norwich 80 minutes).

London Underground: Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines between Liverpool Street and King's Cross (journey time 10 minutes) to Connect with

Great Northern / Thameslink services between King's Cross / St Pancras and Cambridge / Ely (journey time 50 minutes to Cambridge, 70 minutes to Ely) for connections on Greater Anglia, Cross Country and East Midlands Trains services between Cambridge / Ely and Norwich. (Journey time 60 Minutes Ely-Norwich)

Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Ipswich via Cambridge (Journey time Liverpool Street to Cambridge 70 to 85 minutes, Cambridge to Ipswich 82 minutes).

London Underground: Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines between Liverpool Street and King's Cross (journey time 10 minutes) to Connect with

Great Northern / Thameslink services between King's Cross / St Pancras and Cambridge for connections to Ipswich (journey time 46 minutes to Cambridge, Cambridge to Ipswich 82 minutes).

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