December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A rail company has apologised to passengers following two days of delays caused by a powerful storm.
Greater Anglia officials said they planned to run a full timetabled service today after all trains were cancelled on Monday and routes were disrupted yesterday because of the St Jude storm.
The rail operator said more than 200 trees fell on to tracks on Monday.
A statement said: “We have been working closely with Network Rail to ensure that the infrastructure across the Greater Anglia network was available as quickly as possible, however it has been a difficult task due to the number of fallen trees, approximately 230, and four major de-wirements.”
“We are aware that our performance over the last two days has fallen short of your expectations but we’d like to reassure you that we have been doing all we can to return the service to normal.”
Passengers are advised to check the website at www.greateranglia.co.uk and the twitter feed (@greateranglia) prior to setting out.
Customers with Greater Anglia tickets dated for travel on Monday and Tuesday can travel today.