Person hit by train between Norwich and London

A Greater Anglia train. Picture: Sonya Brown

A Greater Anglia train. Picture: Sonya Brown - Credit: Archant

Services are returning to normal after delays following a person being hit by a train on the line from Norwich to London.

The incident occurred at around 3.30pm today at Shenfield station, in Essex, and services were set to face major disruption until at least 8pm.

But rail provider Greater Anglia (GA) have now said while delays could continue until 10pm, services are returning to normal.

A GA spokesperson said: "Service recovery is ongoing and we are trying to get everyone home safely.

"Train services are running normally but some may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes until 10pm."

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They added: "We would like to apologise to anyone affected by the disruption and remind them they can claim delay repay."

The Shenfield service involved was the 3.02 from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

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Trains passing through the station, located between Brentwood and Chelmsford, were likely to be cancelled or delayed by up to an hour.

GA initially could not confirm when the line would reopen, but speaking directly after the incident the spokesperson said: "It's likely to change - at the moment we're saying 8pm but it depends how quickly we can open the line.

"We're working as quickly as possible as we know we're reaching the evening peak.

"As soon as we can open the line we will."

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