Double trouble for London-bound commuters as second fault leads to further delays
PUBLISHED: 08:49 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 29 August 2018
London-bound rail commuters in the region have been dealt a second blow this morning after a points failure led to delays on top of earlier troubles caused by signalling issues.
Greater Anglia said services were having to run at reduced speed due to a points failure between Stratford and Forest Gate on the Great Eastern Mainline this morning.
“Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 15 minutes,” a spokesman added.
“Disruption is expected until 11am.”
Services from Ipswich, Norwich, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree, Colchester and Colchester Town towards London Liverpool Street have been affected.
“Trains are having to run at a reduced speed which is also causing congestion in the area and delaying services further,” a spokesman added.
The failure follows earlier signalling problems on the line at Ingatestone.
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The signalling issues were reported to have been resolved by 8am.