Fault causes more delays on the Norwich-London rail line

19:37 01 September 2014

Greater Anglia train on the Norwich to London service run by Abellio.  Photo: Bill Smith

Greater Anglia train on the Norwich to London service run by Abellio. Photo: Bill Smith

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Commuters have endured more rail delays this evening following a fault on the Norwich-London mainline.

A points failure at Witham, Essex, at about 5pm, caused some train cancellations and delays for passengers travelling between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.

Train services have begun running again. However, train operator Greater Anglia said there were delays of up to 40 minutes and disruption is expected until 8pm tonight.

The points failure resulted in the 6.10pm London to Norwich being cancelled and the 7.08pm service between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich.

A spokesman for Greater Anglia said: “Network Rail engineers have now rectified the fault and we thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The latest delays come after over running engineering works at Ipswich caused major delays for passengers on the mainline after the August bank holiday weekend.

Further Network Rail works at Ipswich on Sunday were completed on time.


  • looking forward to the day EDP can publish a story "No delays on Norwich to London line" THAT would be a headline!

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    Stephen Strange

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Good to know that we ,the British taxpayer, are still subsidising this abysmal service. Glad the money wasn't wasted on the NHS or GP etc.,

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    norman hall

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • This has got beyond a joke.

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    Disgusted of Norwich South

    Monday, September 1, 2014

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