More delays for commuters

RUSH-hour rail services between East Anglia and London were delayed by up to 30 minutes today for the second day running.

RAIL services between East Anglia and London are still facing delays of up to an hour - for a second day running.

A broken track in the Colchester area has resulted in the closure of the London bound track resulting in more misery for commuters heading to the capital.

A spokesman for Network Rail said services in all directions are currently being run on a single track. He said: “We advise people where possible to allow extra time for the journeys. We expect the problem to be sorted by lunchtime.”

Rush-hour services were severely delayed forcing operators National Express East Anglia to cut some of its services heading to the capital.

National Express East Anglia spokesman Ellen Rossiter said: “Services on the mainline are being affected by delays of up to an hour at the moment.

“And services from Felixstowe have also been affected by the congestion on the mainline.

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“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to passengers.”

Further delays are expected for commuters when they reach the capital after late running engineering work on the London Underground led to a suspension of some services this morning.

The Metropolitan line is currently part suspended and there are severe delays in place on the Jubilee line at the moment.

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