December 8 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Problems on the Norwich to London rail line have continued following yesterday’s cancellations because of the St Jude storm.
Hourly shuttle bus services are running between Norwich and Ipswich because of overhead wire problems but repairs have been completed south of Ipswich so a limited service is running again between Ipswich and London Liverpool Street.
The 4.30pm service from London Liverpool Street is expected to run through to Norwich as normal.
The majority of the Greater Anglia network is back up and running now but customers are still being advised to check greateranglia.co.uk or follow the @GreaterAnglia Twitter feed.
Customers with Greater Anglia tickets dated for travel on Monday or Tuesday of this week are also being told they can travel using those tickets today or tomorrow.
A Greater Anglia statement said: “We apologise for the fragmented service that is being offered today, we are running as many train services as possible.
“Network Rail has removed around 230 trees which were obstructing the lines around our network and some of which were resting on the overhead line equipment. They have also dealt with several major de-wirements, as well as other overhead line and signalling problems.
“As more sections of the route are cleared and made available to us we are working to return our services to normal as quickly as possible.
“We are doing our utmost to give our customers timely and accurate information regarding our services through our website, twitter and via the media, as the situation changes minute by minute.
“We are working towards operating a more robust service for the evening peak with some exceptions on the branch lines.”