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Train delays and disruption to services to Norwich due to overhead wire damage

PUBLISHED: 11:55 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 03 January 2018

Trains between Norwich and Diss were delayed after a swan was found on the track. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

Trains between Norwich and Diss were delayed after a swan was found on the track. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

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Services to Norwich station are experiencing major disruption today due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Stowmarket and Diss towards Norwich.

Train operator Greater Anglia said the driver of the 9.30am London Liverpool Street to Norwich reported damage to the overhead wires ahead of the train between Stowmarket and Diss and trains are unable to proceed to Norwich.

As a result, disruption is expected until 4pm this afternoon. It is not yet known if the damage was caused by Storm Eleanor.

Train services between London Liverpool Street and Norwich may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Greater Anglia have apologised for the inconvenience caused.

A spokesperson for Greater Anglia, said: “Network Rail engineers are going to the location of the damage to assess the situation and make repairs as quickly as possible.”

Some trains may be able to use the London bound line, in both directions, Network Rail staff are in place to implement the special train working arrangements. Other services may start and terminate at Ipswich.

Customers with valid tickets may travel between London Liverpool Street and Norwich, via Cambridge. Customers may also travel between Ipswich and Norwich via Cambridge, or Ely.

A limited Rail Replacement Bus service will supplement trains between Ipswich and Norwich.

If your journey has been delayed by more than 30 minutes, you may be entitled to compensation for a portion of your fare. Visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/our-performance/delay-repay for more information.

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