Disruption on rail line between Norwich and Diss due to 9ft snowdrift

PUBLISHED: 15:28 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 20:39 01 March 2018

Snowdrift on the train line near Norwich. Photo Twitter/GreaterAnglia

Snowdrift on the train line near Norwich. Photo Twitter/GreaterAnglia


There was disruption on the train line between London Liverpool Street and Norwich this afternoon due to a 9ft snowdrift.

The large snowdrift was discovered between Norwich and Diss and the line was blocked for a period of time.

Services to and from London and Norwich terminated and started from Ipswich while the snow was cleared but the line has now reopened.

But Greater Anglia is still urging passengers travelling to the capital to go via Cambridge.

There are also no services running between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Lowestoft.

Greater Anglia has tweeted: “Due to severe weather, services running across the whole GA network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Some stations after London Liverpool Street will not be served. Disruption is expected until further notice.”

Ticket restrictions have been lifted across the Great Anglia network until Sunday.

Snowdrifts have also been causing problems on the roads with many rural routes blocked and there has been widespread disruption on the A140 all day.

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