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UPDATE: Broken down train moved from level crossing after causing gridlock in King’s Lynn

PUBLISHED: 14:49 31 March 2011 | UPDATED: 16:30 31 March 2011

The replacement train (right of picture) sits next to the broken down First Connect train at King's Lynn Train Station. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The replacement train (right of picture) sits next to the broken down First Connect train at King's Lynn Train Station. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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A broken down train has been moved after blocking a busy road for more than an hour.

The First Capital Connect train, from London King’s Cross, suffered engine failure a few hundred yards from Lynn station.

It came to a halt blocking Tennyson Avenue level crossing, near the College of West Anglia, at around 1.30pm.

First Capital Connect said: “A train heading into Lynn had a compressor problem which meant it stopped completely on the level crossing.”

First Capital Connect sent a relief service, which has now pushed the broken-down train into Lynn station.

Long tailbacks built up because the level crossing gates were closed, blocking one of the main routes in and out of Lynn town centre.

Police were called as traffic began building up, with tailbacks stretching back to the Gaywood Road traffic lights.

West Norfolk council said its CCTV cameras showed traffic was now clearing.


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