Delays on Norwich to London line due to tree branch falling on overhead wires

PUBLISHED: 12:33 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 05 October 2017

Greater Anglia train. Pic: Sonya Duncan.

Greater Anglia train. Pic: Sonya Duncan.


There were delays on the Norwich to London Liverpool due to a problem with overhead wires.

The problem started on the line between Colchester and Manningtree at about 10.45am resulting in disruption and the cancelling of some services.

The 12.30pm Norwich to London Liverpool Street service and the 12.30pm and 1pm services from London to Norwich were some of those cancelled.

A freight train was sent from Colchester to examine the wires and to help Network Rail understand the problem. Greater Anglia later confirmed a large branch had fallen on the overhead wires.

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The line was reopened at 11.45am but delays to services are expected until 2pm.

Greater Anglia and Network Rail and apologised for the disruption to journeys.

It comes on the union members went on strike over the role of guards and driver-only trains. A spokesperson for Greater Anglia earlier claimed that services would be running as normal today.

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