No trains running between Norwich and Lowestoft due to flood damage
- Credit: Luke Martin
No trains will run on the Norwich to Lowestoft line for most of the week due to damage caused by heavy flooding.
A train at Haddiscoe became stuck after flood water flowed onto the track and a pothole opened under the ballasts.
On Sunday (January 30), passengers near Haddiscoe were evacuated from the 7.25am Greater Anglia service from Lowestoft to Norwich after ballasts were reported to be moving due to flood water from the River Yare making its way inland.
Greater Anglia confirmed a replacement bus service will operate between Monday, January 31, and Friday, February 4.
Rail replacement services between Norwich and Lowestoft will call at Oulton Broad North only.
Passengers travelling to other intermediate stations are advised to seek alternative routes to travel on.
Work has begun to repair the track and 170 tonnes of rock and ballast will be delivered to the site to sure up the track bed that was washed away.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Our priority is to restore the site as safely and quickly as possible so we can return to running passenger services.
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"We’ve made a start with excavators on site but our full programme of works required is being finalised.
"We expect the line to be closed for a few days yet and will update customers as soon as possible so everyone can plan their journeys with ease.”
Elsewhere in the town, cars were left stranded as water levels from the River Waveney rose high.
Vehicles parked in The Wherry's car park in Oulton Broad were left stuck.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Monday (January 31) due to heavy winds caused by Storm Corrie.
The forecaster said the north Norfolk coast, from Hunstanton to Cromer, could experience winds of up to 60mph.