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Person hit by train on Norwich-London mainline

A person has been hit by a train on the London mainline at Witham in Essex.

A person has been hit by a train on the London mainline at Witham in Essex.

Trains are being cancelled or delayed by up to an hour as the rail line between Norwich and London is blocked.

Greater Anglia says: "Train services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins at short notice. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed."

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Essex rail company tops punctuality league table

96.7% of trains on the c2c line in south Essex ran on time in 2013/14 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The rail company that runs trains in south Essex between Southend and London has topped the latest rail punctuality league tables.

National Express which c2c says 96.7% of trains arrived on time in 2013/14, nearly 7% above the UK average

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We’re delighted to have finished on top of the rail industry’s league table for the third year running. We’re now aiming to run even more trains on time for our customers.”

Cyclist killed on level crossing

ITV News Anglia has learned that Network Rail wanted to close a level crossing in Suffolk where a cyclist was killed.

A 41 year old man believed to be from Thurston near Bury St Edmunds was hit by a train.

Local people have been campaigning to have the crossing moved to a nearby underpass in the hope that it will save lives.

Click below to watch a report by ITV Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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RAIL: BEDFORD

Disruption on First Capital Connect between Bedford and Brighton due to overhead wire problems at Hendon. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes and London Underground services.

Some lines have now re-opened, but widespread delays and cancellations remain. Passengers are still advised to use East or West Coast mainline services North of London, with buses continuing to run St Albans - Hatfield to connect with Kings Cross services.

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