Update: Lines between Norwich and London re-open - but trains still delayed - after person hit by train in Witham
14:14 24 April 2014
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Train lines between Norwich and London have re-opened after earlier disruption caused by person being hit by a train in Witham in Essex.
However, Greater Anglia warned passengers that delays could continue until 4pm.
In an earlier statement posted on its website at 11.07am, the company said: “Owing to a person being hit by a train at Witham all lines are blocked.
“Train services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins at short notice. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed.”
The collision delayed the launch of the Liberal Democrat’s European election campaign, which is taking place in Colchester.
The party had to send a car to take party leader Nick Clegg from Chelmsford to Colchester because of the train disruption.
In a message posted on its website at 1.50pm, Greater Anglia said: “Following a person hit by a train earlier at Witham all lines are now open.
“Train services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 mins at short notice. Disruption is expected until 16:00.
“Customers are advised train services to and from Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Ipswich and Norwich will be subject to delay, short notice alteration and cancellation.
“Advance Purchase Ticket holders may travel up to 60 minutes earlier/later than their booked train (Intercity services)
“We thank you for your patience and understanding.”