Train stops - after running out of power

AN INTERCITY electric train from Ipswich to Norwich came to a grinding halt today – after signal staff in Colchester sent it down a line with no power!Hundreds of passengers on the 8.

AN INTERCITY electric train from Ipswich to Norwich came to a grinding halt today - after signal staff in Colchester sent it down a line with no power!

Hundreds of passengers on the 8.37 from Ipswich were left fuming as it sat on the side of the track until a diesel train was sent to rescue it.

It was eventually pushed back into the station before resuming its journey to Norwich an our late.

A spokesman for rail operator 'one' said the train had been directed along a line where the power had been turned off because of the engineering work in Ipswich tunnel.

"The signalling is done by Network Rail, so I don't know exactly what happened - but it would appear that someone forgot the power was switched off.

"We're sending a rescue locomotive. We apologise to our passengers and will be trying to find out what happened," he said.

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Network Rail was today looking into the incident - but could not say exactly why the train had been sent down a "dead" section of track.