UPDATE: Lightning strike causes Norfolk train delays

Rail passengers in Norfolk have faced delays on the trains this afternoon after a lightning strike affected signalling on the line between Norwich and London.

A lightning strike near Ipswich this afternoon caused problems with signals, which meant the 5.50pm Liverpool Street to Norwich service was cancelled.

There were knock-on effects on a number of other services, with delays on the Norwich to London line and delays of up to 30 minutes on trains between Norwich and Sheringham because of damage to signals at Wroxham.

Greater Anglia says those delays will continue until the last train of the night, with Network Rail engineers trying to fix the problem.

To find out whether this will impact your journey, use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner at www.nationalrail.co.uk or call TrainTracker on 0871 200 49 50.

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