Commuter woes as vehicle hits a bridge in Essex, affecting Norwich rail services

An Abellio Greater Anglia train. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

An Abellio Greater Anglia train. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Commuters travelling from Norwich by train could be delayed this morning, after a vehicle hit a bridge in Romford, Essex.

Abellio Greater Anglia said customers from Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Southend, Shenfield and Liverpool Street were being affected, and journeys could be delayed by up to an hour, or cancelled.

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich the following alternative routes are available in both directions:

Passengers travelling from Liverpool Street may travel on London Underground services to King's Cross using the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines between Liverpool Street and King's Cross and the Northern line between Moorgate and King's Cross.

From here take a Great Northern train service to Cambridge and Ely and an East Midlands Train service from Ely to Norwich.

Tickets will be valid in both directions.

The journey time for this is around two and a half hours.

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It is hoped the situation will be resolved by 11am.

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