Train hits buffers on Bittern Line

A mainline train failed to stop at the Sheringham terminus this morning, hitting the buffers at what rail bosses described as “low speed”.Four people received minor injuries.

A mainline train failed to stop at the Sheringham terminus this morning, hitting the buffers at what rail bosses described as “low speed”.

Four people received minor injuries but it is understood they have all been released from the care of the ambulance service.

All services on the Cromer to Sheringham section of the Bittern Line have been suspended pending the results of an investigation.

The service left Norwich at 10.45am this morning and arrived in Sheringham around an hour later.

Peter Meades, public affairs manager at train operator One, said: “At 11.50am this morning, the 10.45am Norwich to Sheringham service - travelling at low speed - struck the buffer stops on arrival at Sheringham station.

“Between 20 and 25 passengers were on the train. Four passengers have been treated for minor injuries by ambulance staff at the scene. Investigations into the cause of the incident are taking place.

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“Train services between Cromer and Sheringham are being replaced by buses until further notice.”

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