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Train line closed between Stowmarket and Ipswich

The main rail line between Ipswich and Norwich has been closed during Thursday morning after a signalling fault near Stowmarket.

The rail company Abellio Greater Anglia are advising passengers wanting to travel between Norfolk and Suffolk not to travel or to delay their journey until the afternoon.

Train services which start at Ipswich heading towards London are not affected and Greater Anglia says a "very limited" bus replacement service is running between Ipswich and Stowmarket.

The rail line between Ipswich and Stowmarket is blocked by a signalling fault. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Rural services from Ipswich towards Cambridge and Peterborough are affected. Some train services between Ipswich and Cambridge will start/terminate at Stowmarket. Peterborough services are currently suspended. Customers to/from Ipswich/Stowmarket/Bury should travel to Cambridge, then onto other services towards Peterborough/Ipswich.

Abellio Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted on East Midlands Trains services between Norwich/Ely & Peterborough, CrossCountry services between Cambridge and Peterborough, Great Northern train services between Ely and London King's Cross, and on London Underground services between King's Cross and Liverpool Street in both directions until further notice."

– Abellio Greater Anglia
Trains on the Norwich to London mainline have been hit by a series of delays in recent months. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Network Rail engineers are on site at the location of the fault, and are working to determine the cause of the fault and make repairs to enable the trains to run.

Currently the fault means that trains are unable to run in both directions between Stowmarket and Ipswich.