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Train services return to normal after woman falls from bridge near railway station in Essex

PUBLISHED: 06:39 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:01 15 February 2017

Ipswich Railway Station (stock image)

Ipswich Railway Station (stock image)

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Rail passengers in Suffolk and Essex were faced with delays this morning after a woman fell from a bridge near Brentwood station in Essex.

Some services running through Ipswich, Clacton-on-sea, Braintree, Southend, Southminster and Norwich were cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised until 7.30am this morning.

According to a Greater Anglia spokesman, trains were halted between Brentwood and Harold Wood while emergency services moved the injured woman off the tracks.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “It happened at about 4.20am near Brentwood Station.

“We received reports a woman had fallen from a bridge.
“We were on scene alongside paramedics.

“She was taken to hospital with a fractured leg.

“Her injuries were not serious or life-threatening.”

All train lines have now been reopened and services have returned to normal.

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “We are sorry if your travel plans are affected by this disruption.”

For specific changes to rail routes see here.

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