Ipswich rail services disrupted after person hit by train

PUBLISHED: 18:00 27 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:14 28 July 2019

Ipswich Railway Station  Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Railway Station Picture: ARCHANT

Rail journeys between Ipswich and Norwich have been disrupted after a person was hit by a train near Stowmarket station.

Greater Anglia announced all lines were blocked immediately after the incident at about 5.30pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for Network Rail said the person involved was not killed after being struck and going underneath the train and they were left in the care of paramedics. It is not known the extent of their injuries.

Rail services running between the two station stations may subsequently be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

Both lines at Stowmarket have since reopened but disruption is expected until 11pm, said the rail operator.

A number of services were delayed or terminated at stations before reaching their destination.

The 5.58pm Ipswich to Peterborough was also among services cancelled due to the incident.

Services between Ipswich and Norwich, Cambridge and Peterborough have since resumed but there remained cancellations and delays on all routes.

A limited supplementary bus service is in operation between Ipswich and Cambridge and Ipswich and Norwich.

Journeys between London Liverpool Street and Norwich, including the 4.55pm service due in at 6.50pm, and the 6.25pm service due in at 8.27pm, had also been cancelled due to a train fault.

Greater Anglia and Network Rail apologised for the disruption.

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