Update: Train lines between Manningtree and Ipswich re-open following signalling problems but trains still have to run at reduced speed

A Greater Anglia train at Norwich on the main line service to London Liverpool Street. Photo: Bill Smith A Greater Anglia train at Norwich on the main line service to London Liverpool Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:58 PM

Train lines between Ipswich and Manningtree have re-opened following signalling problems which forced people travelling between London and Norwich to use a rail replacement bus service earlier this afternoon.

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In a statement on its website, Greater Anglia said: “Owing to signalling problems between Manningtree and Ipswich, all lines have re opened from 14:30. However, trains will have to run at reduced speed at the location affected by the fault and to manage the line capacity, London Liverpool Street to Ipswich services will start and terminate at Colchester.

“Commencing with the 14:00 Norwich to London service and 13:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich departure, trains to and from Norwich will run through to destination, with delays up to 15 minutes being incurred between Manningtree and Ipswich.

“Some services may be also be cancelled, or further revised at short notice.”

The company earlier said a rail replacement bus service was being put in place between Colchester, Manningtree and Ipswich.

The company said customers travelling to and from Norwich can also travel via Cambridge and connect with Abellio Greater Anglia, to London Liverpool Street, or First Capital Connect services to and from Kings Cross.

6 comments

  • @Derek McDonald "these things happen and (are) unavoidable, you have to accept it" ........ I'm guessing you must work on the railways or in the public sector!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Sunday, February 2, 2014

  • This sort of thing happened in steam days , do you expect trains to run with signal problems? these things happen and unavoidable, you have to accept it, safety always come first

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    Derek McDonald

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • I said we had better service Derek in all areas

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Will we perhaps one day read an EDP news headline.... "GREATER (than what?) ANGLIA LONDON TO NORWICH TRAIN ACTUALLY ARRIVED ON TIME"? Perhaps not!

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    Wisbech, CAPITAL of the Fens

    Sunday, February 2, 2014

  • Its almose unbelievable ! We had better service in the steam days !

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Network rail and Greater Anglia combined must surely run the worst rail service in the country. How anyone can travel between Norwich and London by rail and be confident of arriving at their destination on time beggars belief. How and why are these two organisations allowed to get away with such apalling service?

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    Timberman

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

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