Train delays after bridge crash

RAIL commuters suffered rush hour delays after a car crashed into a bridge in Bury St Edmunds.Eleven services between Ipswich and Peterborough and Ipswich and Cambridge were disrupted by yesterday's crash.

By Georgina James

RAIL commuters suffered rush hour delays after a car crashed into a bridge in Bury St Edmunds.

Eleven services between Ipswich and Peterborough and Ipswich and Cambridge were disrupted by yesterday's crash.

Delays were caused while maintenance engineers checked the structure of the bridge following the accident in Orwell Road at 4.30pm.

In total, six services were terminated before reaching their destination, one service was cancelled and four trains were delayed.

Passengers on trains which could not complete their journey, were stopped at Bury St Edmunds and were taken by road for the remainder of their journey.

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A spokesman for Anglia Railways said: "Eleven trains in total were disrupted by yesterday's crash and unfortunately this was during our busiest part of the day."