Train bosses apologise for rail misery

Train bosses have apologised for disruption on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line which saw trains delayed for hours.

And the problems on the trains continue...

There are yet more problems on the region's rail network this evening - for the third time in 24 hours.

A points failure at Witham means many of the services on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich line are disrupted with some trains delayed and others beginning or ending at different stations.

Greater Anglia has already had to apologise twice in the last 24 hours following an overhead power line problem in Essex last night and a signalling failure close to Liverpool Street this morning.

Network Rail admitted both incidents led to unacceptable disruption for passengers.

Some found themselves sitting on trains for hours with journeys taking up to six times as long as they should have.

Rail passengers faced more delays

Frustrated commuters at London Liverpool Street on Tuesday night Credit: Jessica Lovell

Some of the region's rail passengers have been facing more delays- this time because of a signalling problem.

It's been affecting most services out of and into London Liverpool Street including the Stansted Express.

On Tuesday night Greater Anglia was forced to issue an apology after overhead power line problems between Chelmsford and Hatfield Peverel caused a train to break down.

In some cases, journey's took hours longer than they should have.

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Train boss says sorry after rail misery

Train bosses have apologised for disruption on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line which saw trains delayed for hours.

Passengers are still facing more problems- the 7.40am from Norwich has been terminated at Stratford.

It comes after overhead power problems caused a train to break down.

I would like to apologise for the delays and cancellations that affected our Mainline services throughout the evening of Tuesday 17 June.These were caused by an overhead power line problem between Chelmsford and Hatfield Peverel which resulted in a train failing, blocking one of the two lines.

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Whilst we aimed to provide alternative services wherever possible, the reduced line capacity did unfortunately result in lengthy delays for many customers. We will be holding a full investigation into the incident with Network Rail as part of our follow-up to help avoid any repeat of this problem.

– Jamie Burles, Managing Director, Abellio Greater Anglia