Trains stopped after car hits bridge

TRAIN services were delayed today after a car hit a railway bridge at Bacton. The accident happened at 8.40am and train services were delayed for about 25 minutes.

TRAIN services were delayed today after a car hit a railway bridge at Bacton.

Trains were stopped from travelling under the bridge after the accident while engineers from Network Rail inspected the damage and made sure it was safe for trains to continue along the line from Diss to Stowmarket.

The accident happened at 8.40am and train services were delayed for about 25 minutes.

Peter Meades, spokesman for rail operator 'one', said: “A vehicle struck the structure of the bridge and they've obviously had to check that out.

“If there is any road traffic accident where a vehicle has hit a structure on the railway that requires Network Rail to check the structure.

“Trains were stopped totally for a few minutes.”

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Network Rail said the bridge suffered only minor damage.

Rail services returned to normal at 9.05am.

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