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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

Delays on Norwich to London rail line because of over-running engineering work

Over-running engineering work is disrupting commuter trains into London from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive

There are Monday morning problems for train commuters into London.

There are delays and cancellations on the Abellio Greater Anglia rail line between Norwich and the capital through Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Over-running engineering work at Seven Kings in London has blocked two of the four metro lines and they will be closed until at least 8am.

The 0622 train from Norwich to Liverpool St was cancelled because of a person being hit by a train between Ingatestone and Chelmsford on Sunday night.

Train tickets are being accepted on London Underground and some Transport for London bus services.

The rail line between Norwich and London has been plagued with problems in recent months after weekend engineering work was not cleared in time for the Monday morning rush hour.


Rail campaigners meet Transport Secretary

Calls for more investment in Norwich to London line Credit: ITV Anglia

Campaigners calling for greater investment in the Norwich to London railway line have a personal meeting with the Transport Secretary tonight.

They say half a billion pounds needs to be spent to deliver a faster and more reliable service. They claim it would bring enormous economic benefit to the region and create tens of thousands of jobs.

Chancellor asked to approve £500 million rail upgrade for Norwich to London

Today the Chancellor has been asked to sanction the £476 million pound upgrade for the Norwich to London rail line in next month's Autumn statement.

If he does, journey times from the Capital to Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk will be reduced within the next decade.

The big investment would not only attract billions of pounds to the region, it would also bring in thousands of new jobs.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson.


New report calls for more investment in the region's railways

Photocall at Norwich station before the report is sent to London Credit: ITV News Anglia
Great Eastern Rail Campaign Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new report that's been put together by business leaders, calling for more investment in railway services in the east, is being taken to Government today.

The report which has taken a year to compile, asks for half a billion pounds to improve the railways.

Click below to watch a short clip from Mark Pendlington who has worked on the report and is the Chair of the New Anglia LEP.

Train report calls for nearly £500m investment in the region's transport links

Campaign for faster links to Liverpool Street Credit: PA

A report submitted today is calling on the Chancellor to announce an investment of more than £475 million in the Great Eastern Mainline in his autumn statement.

Campaigners claim that investment in the region's transport links could unlock £4.5 billion of economic potential.

Improve infrastructure plea Credit: ITV News Anglia

The report calls the investment a "once in a lifetime opportunity" and details key improvements needed for a faster train service.

We could be the California of Europe, yet we have some of the oldest trains in Britain.

Our rail service is over-crowded, the infrastructure not resilient to failures. It is as quick to go 225 miles over land and sea from London to Brussels as it is on the train to Norwich, over half the distance.

We can’t go on like this.

– Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce

Delays on rail line between Norwich and London

A signalling fault has caused delays and cancellation on the rail line between Norwich and London. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Train services between Liverpool Street and Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich and Norwich have been disrupted in both directions due to an earlier fault with the signalling equipment between Chelmsford and Shenfield.

Abellio Greater Anglia said: "Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 mins at short notice."

Disruption is expected until noon.

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