Trains back on track

RAIL services on the East Suffolk line between Ipswich and Lowestoft were back to normal today – two days after it was closed by a serious crash.The line was badly damaged when a single-car unit was in collision with a lorry on an open level crossing on the private road to Blaxhall Hall, near Little Glemham.

RAIL services on the East Suffolk line between Ipswich and Lowestoft were back to normal today – two days after it was closed by a serious crash.

The line was badly damaged when a single-car unit was in collision with a lorry on an open level crossing on the private road to Blaxhall Hall, near Little Glemham.

Engineers had to replace a section of track and sleepers before the line could reopen at the start of today's services.

The damaged unit was pushed to Lowestoft yesterday and will be taken – by road – to rail works for specialist repairs later this week.

Investigators are still looking at the cause of the crash, and carried out tests yesterday on the red lights which tell vehicles when a train is approaching.

The exact cause may not be published for at least two months – and could be delayed if there is any legal action.

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However investigators have so far not found clear evidence that there was a fault with either the train or the level crossing lights.

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