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Person hit by a train on London mainline into East Anglia

A person has being hit by a train at Kelvedon in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A person has being hit by a train at Kelvedon in Essex closing all lines between London and East Anglia for a time.

The line has has now re-opened but Abellio Greater Anglia is warning that trains running through the station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes, or revised. Disruption is expected until at least 9pm.

Emergency Services and Network Rail staff attended the incident, which involved the 16:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service.

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Rail line into Norwich station re-opens

Abellio Greater Anglia says following a fault with the signalling system at Norwich station all lines have now re-opened.

Four train services between Norwich and Cambridge and Norwich and London remain cancelled on Tuesday evening.

The rail company apologised to passengers and said trains were now able to run normally after Network Rail engineers made the necessary repairs.

Trains delayed and cancelled by signal fault at Norwich station

Trains in and out of Norwich station are being disrupted by a signalling fault. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Trains in and out of Norwich station are being delayed or cancelled because of a signalling fault. It's affecting all routes from Norwich.

Engineers are on the way to the scene but as yet Greater Anglia say they don't know how long the disruption will last.

Due to a fault with the signalling system at Norwich some lines are blocked. Train services to and from this station may be subject to disruption on all routes. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed.

– Abellio Greater Anglia

Cancelled trains

  • 1735 Norwich to Cambridge which was due in at 1859
  • 1800 Norwich to Liverpool St which was due in at 1955
  • 1925 Cambridge to Norwich which was due in at 2041
  • 2030 Liverpool St to Norwich which was due in at 2229

£10million Greater Anglia makeover gets underway

Travellers using Abellio Greater Anglia trains from Norwich into London know only too well it's been a frustrating year thanks mainly to overrunning engineering work and other related issues.

Whether it's any consolation, from the New Year they'll be travelling in more comfort and style than they've been used to.

The rail operator is spending £10million on refurbishing the mainline fleet - a task that'll take nearly two years.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

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Train line re-opens but delays expected for hours to come

A signalling fault near Stowmarket that has disrupted rush hour trains between Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire has been fixed although delays are expected well into the afternoon.

The train line between Stowmarket and Ipswich has been re-opened after a signalling fault. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Train services between Norwich and Liverpool Street, Ipswich and Cambridge, and Ipswich and Peterborough will be disrupted until further notice, whilst the train service is restored. This involves getting the booked traincrew and trains back into the correct places. Some train services may still be cancelled, have their stopping patterns changed, or started at another station or terminated short of their destination."

– Abellio Greater Anglia

Abellio Greater Anglia says ticket restrictions have been lifted for the remainder of Thursday 18 December so passengers travel on other trains than specified on their advance purchase tickets.

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