Train travellers have been hit by even more problems, after a broken down train disrupted services between Norwich and Ely.

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There are delays of up an hour on that route - used by Greater Anglia and East Midlands - until further notice, because of a broken down train near Attlebrough.

Because of this, there are delays of up to 45 minutes between Norwich and Ely and buses are being sent to replace some of the trains.

Passengers from Cambridge to Norwich are being urged to head to Stowmarket to catch trains to Norwich.

It comes on top of two days of problems on the railways.

This morning, passengers on Greater Anglia services from Norwich to London faced delays of up to 30 minutes because osignal trouble at a depot at Ingatestone.

The problem affected trains between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street and Greater Anglia bosses even suggested that people wanting to get from Norwich to London might be better off going via Cambridge,

It is the second day in a row that train travellers in Norfolk have suffered disruption.

Yesterday there were delays of up to one hour on Greater Anglia between Liverpool Street and Norwich, and between Liverpool Street and Ipswich due to a broken down train at Manningtree.

Services affected included the 5am Norwich to London Liverpool Street train while other services were cancelled.

Tickets were accepted on First Capital Connect and Underground services.

11 comments

  • Noriwch to LP street. Late 45 this wee with 2 of those being major ie 3.5hrs yesterday!! We dont need new stations of services we need investment in the outdated overhead cables and line!

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    Donna Edwards

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • The problem at Attleborough is not the fault of Greater Anglia but a rail charter company, perhaps the EDP should state this in their report. East Midlands trains and Greater Anglia can do little about trains run by other companies breaking down and blocking the line. No doubt railway champion Chloe Smith MP will sort this latest problem out at the same time as having new stations and services provided.

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    Port Watcher

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Prices escalate while services deteriorate, if that's possible.

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    Old Long Balls

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • The problem at Attleborough is not the fault of Greater Anglia but a rail charter company, perhaps the EDP should state this in their report. East Midlands trains and Greater Anglia can do little about trains run by other companies breaking down and blocking the line. No doubt railway champion Chloe Smith MP will sort this latest problem out at the same time as having new stations and services provided.

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    Port Watcher

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • I missed an important meeting in London yesterday because of the cancellation of train after train. When so-called 'Greater' Anglia took over the franchise, they promised action on unreliable services. Their action? Endless patronising apologies on Twitter. Services today have been almost as chaotic as those of yesterday. Passengers don't want words, they want ACTION!

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    Zebedeedy

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Any delay of over 30 minutes and you can get a refund - 50% I think. Most people don't bother, but the form is easy to download from the Greater Anglia website. If everyone who was delayed like this made a claim then maybe there would be more of an incentive to sort the major problems out.

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    a fine city

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Why is this headline news ?. The train servive from Yarmouth to Norwich is rubbish. Time Lewis had words, but seeing as he now has a position in government, isnt it strange we dont hear a peep out of him or his yarmouth conservative party cohorts !.

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    "V"

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Apparently both the problems today and yesterday were not the fault of Greater Anglia. Perhaps Chloe Smith MP, the champion of better rail services, should sort these types of problems out before talking about building new stations and introducing new services.

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    Port Watcher

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • I missed an important meeting in London yesterday because of the cancellation of train after train. When so-called 'Greater' Anglia took over the franchise, they promised action on unreliable services. Their action? Endless patronising apologies on Twitter. Services today have been almost as chaotic as those of yesterday. Passengers don't want words, they want ACTION!

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    Zebedeedy

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • This rail service to London is constantly on local tv reporting problems of some kind. It would be very interesting to know how many days that commuters were affected in some way every year during the past 10 years .... At an average of 1 a week it is 500 times in 10 years.. I would not be suprised to hear that that figure is doubled..... For the cost of use of this way of travelling the service is very unpredictable ... As the BBC breakfast local morning news keeps the public well informed .... As many must be saying ... Not again ... Not another problem...?.... Reliability needs to be improved.... The amount of times the late Norwich to G. Y. service is missed coming from London must be keeping the Norwich taxi service very happy.. But not the paying public.. Maybe the amount of affected days per year over the past 10 years the EDP could let us all know ... From a local interest point of view...

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    Lionel

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • It has to be said that uk this railway line sums up a lot of the way the uk chugs along ... Sorting out problems that are often self avoidable if run better... It's a service of inconvenience .. Rather than a service of quality... And pride....sorry state of affirs in 2012 ..

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    Lionel

    Friday, December 14, 2012

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