TRANSPORT: Limited train service resumed between Norwich and Colchester; local trains cancelled; buses cancelled in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft; roads hit by fallen trees and cables

The severe weather is causing transport delays. Photo: Bill Smith The severe weather is causing transport delays. Photo: Bill Smith

Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:42 PM

Buses and trains in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft have been cancelled, but a “very limited” service is now operating between Colchester and Norwich.

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However, National Rail advised passengers not to travel unless their journey is essential.

In a statement on its website, Greater Anglia said: “Due to the storm warnings in place along coastal routes the following services will be suspended from 19:30 tonight: Ipswich-Felixstowe, Beccles-Lowestoft, Norwich to Greater Yarmouth and Norwich to Lowestoft.

There is also a reduced service between London and Colchester, with delays of up to 60 minutes.

East Midlands Trains said there were delays of up to 50 minutes on its services to and from Norwich.

First Norwich said all Great Yarmouth buses will stop at about 8pm, with the last departing from the James Paget Hospital at 8.30pm.

All its buses in Lowestoft will stop at 9pm.

A number of roads are blocked because of fallen trees or cables.

Fallen trees are causing delays on the B1150 in Horstead, Broad Lane in Great Plumstead, and Castle Lane in West Caister, while Kerdiston Road in Themelthorpe is blocked by fallen power cables.

There were severe rush hour delays to the Norwich outer ring road, the A140, and the A148 in King’s Lynn.

There are no reported problems at Norwich International Airport.

Greater Anglia said it would work overnight to make repairs to the damaged overhead wires, but told customers planning to travel tomorrow to check before setting out.

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