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Delays on trains between Diss and Norwich as steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell breaks down

PUBLISHED: 14:16 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:31 22 February 2018

Oliver Cromwell has made several trips to East Anglia over the last 10 years - it passed through Ipswich in August 2008. Picture: PAUL GEATER.

Oliver Cromwell has made several trips to East Anglia over the last 10 years - it passed through Ipswich in August 2008. Picture: PAUL GEATER.

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Rail customers travelling between Diss and Norwich should expect delays on the line.

Greater Anglia have warned of alterations to train services between the two stations due to a fault on the steam train, Oliver Cromwell.

The iconic steam locomotive is travelling to Norwich from London on a tour and was expected to attract a number of admirers along its route.

The locomotive was due to pass through Diss at around 12.50pm, Trowse Junction and swing bridge at around 1.15pm and Thorpe Junction shortly after that, arriving in Norwich around 1.20pm.

However due to a fault it is currently running behind schedule.

A similar instance occurred last year when the Flying Scotsman was due to visit Norwich. Its visit had to be rescheduled.

MORE: Flying Scotsman no longer coming to Norwich after breaking down

Greater Anglia’s website states that “short notice alterations, delays and cancellations” may occur on their trains as a result.

Advance purchase ticket holders will be allowed to travel on earlier or later trains if their booked service is cancelled.

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