Greater Anglia apologises after cancelling 79 trains today


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Greater Anglia has apologised after commuters were plagued by delays and cancelled trains again this morning with 79 services scrapped.

Abellio Greater Anglia cancelled 79 trains today for reasons including: train faults, trees damaging overhead wires and more trains than normal needing repairs.

Yesterday, 71 train services were cancelled by Greater Anglia, which included two morning services due to a woman fainting on a train from Sheringham to Norwich and another six services were disrupted due to train faults.

A spokesperson, said: 'We apologise for the ongoing impact of train service cancellations... We are currently seeing two trains arrive back at the end of each day with wheel damage, more than double the rate we have experienced in previous autumn periods.

'We are doing everything possible to repair the trains affected as fast as we can and we are working with Network Rail to try and improve rail conditions to try and prevent further damage.'

The 8am train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street was cancelled this morning, along with the 9.17am train from Great Yarmouth to Norwich and the 10.30am train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich - all due to signalling failures.

Some delays have been caused by additional stops being added to routes and signalling problems.

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The train company is providing replacement bus services to try and bridge gaps and curb delays.

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