Trains still facing disruption

Train services around the region are getting back to normal, after two days of major disruption following the big storm. Thousands of commuters were unable to get into work, with many services suspended or severely delayed.

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Travel chaos in Ipswich as storm leaves its mark

Passengers wait for buses at Ipswich railway station.
Passengers wait for buses at Ipswich railway station. Credit: Sascha Williams

Commuters in Ipswich are facing a day of frustration as the aftermath of the St Jude storm continues to cause problems.

Several passengers have been forced to wait for buses at the town's railway station as a result of services being suspended.

Meanwhile, road users have also been hit hard with Ipswich's one way system also partially blocked due to storm damage.

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Travel update: Delays between Stevenage and King's Cross

Passengers are being told to expect delays of up to 30 minutes between Stevenage and London King's Cross until at least 14:00 this afternoon due to over-running engineering works.

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Rail disruption continues following storms

Commuters are facing another day of disruption on the region's trains following yesterday's dramatic weather conditions.

Overhead line damage and poor rail conditions are affecting major routes through Norfolk, South, Essex, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire.

The Stansted Express has been suspended and there are no trains between:

Stevenage and London King's Cross

Broxbourne and Hertford East

Cheshunt and Cambridge

Ipswich and Manningtree

Manningtree and Harwich Town

Ipswich and Lowestoft

Sudbury and Marks Tey

Witham and Braintree

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Southbound M11 closed between junctions 8 and 7 in Essex

The M11 in Essex remains closed southbound between junction 8 and junction 7. The incident, which involves an overturned HGV, happened just before 7.30am.

"The Highways Agency is working hard with its contractors to reopen the carriageway as soon as it is safe to do so.

Recovery is already on scene but will take some time to remove the vehicle.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time or find an alternate route, with long delays in the area.

A fully signed diversion, following the hollow square symbol, is in place via the A120, A10 and A414."

– The Highways Agency

No East Coast services between Peterborough and Kings Cross

Due to storm damage, no East Coast trains are running in or out of London King’s Cross station. There are no services running south of Peterborough and all other East Coast southbound trains are terminating early.

As a result, many trains are subject to short term cancellation and delays, and currently, there is no firm indication when services will be resumed.

Other train companies including Virgin, East Midlands and Chiltern are also experiencing severe disruption.

Fallen tree covering a stretch of line near Hatfield.
Fallen tree covering a stretch of line near Hatfield. Credit: Network Rail

The storm damage has resulted in multiple incidents involving overhead power lines, with many fallen trees and debris across the line – and the heavy rain has flooded track in places, causing problems to signalling.

The line near Hatfield affected by a fallen tree and debris.
The line near Hatfield affected by a fallen tree and debris. Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail says they are working hard to clear the debris from the track and to resolve other issues, but it is likely the work will take much of the day.

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