Line still closed after crossing crash
ARRANGEMENTS were today being made to remove the crashed train at Little Glemham and clear the line between Lowestoft and Ipswich.Yesterday's level crossing crash has left rail passengers having to take buses between Lowestoft and Ipswich until the wreckage can be cleared.
ARRANGEMENTS were today being made to remove the crashed train at Little Glemham and clear the line between Lowestoft and Ipswich.
Yesterday's level crossing crash has left rail passengers having to take buses between Lowestoft and Ipswich until the wreckage can be cleared.
Anglia Railways spokesman Peter Meades said the train had been re-railed, but the tracks needed to be repaired before it could be pulled away to a Lowestoft – from where it would be taken by road to a depot for repair.
He said: "We plan to move it at about 4pm, and then the tracks will need to be repaired before the line can re-open. The train can be repaired.
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"Buses will run throughout the day, and the first trains should start running tomorrow morning."
A replacement coach carrying passengers from the Woodbridge and Melton area arrived at Ipswich station this morning, just nine minutes after the usual train journey.
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The coach, which formed the 8.02am service from Woodbridge arrived at 8.32am with 17 passengers on board.
Driver Tom Goodchild of Windmill Coaches, said many of the passengers he picked up had been unaware they would have to use a replacement service.
He said: "Most people didn't know why the bus was here this morning, but they were all in good spirits.
"We picked up seven people at Melton and ten at Woodbridge."