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Signalling system fixed at Liverpool Street Station

Commuters squeezed onto trains this morning Credit: Chris M

A fault with the signalling system at London Liverpool Street which led to long delays for commuters this morning has been fixed.

There were delays and cancellations on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between Norwich and London -especially through Essex.

All lines have now reopened after Network Rail engineers fixed the problem.

Chaos in rush hour rail commute

Commuters struggling to squeeze onto trains Credit: Chris M

Commuters on the Norwich-London line faced disruption this morning.

A fault with the signalling system at London Liverpool Street led to long delays and cancellations on Abellio Greater Anglia trains- especially through Essex.

Passengers packed into Shenfield Railway station Credit: Tim Harvey

Services are still not back to normal. There is no estimate as to when normal services are being resumed.

A viewer photo of packed Greater Anglia trains Credit: Paul Goldsmith


Rail passengers to face up to two months disruption

Trains in and out of Norwich station to face disruption Credit: ITV News Anglia

Passengers using trains at the weekends between Norwich and London will face nearly two months of disruption.

Network Rail has announced engineering works which would close the line between Colchester and Marks Tey every Saturday and Sunday for eight weeks from the end of January.

It's part of a 15 million pound upgrade of the tracks and overhead power lines.

"Although there is never a good time for such engineering works, this investment by Network Rail will help in our joint objective to deliver more consistent train service performance on our mainline. We will be doing all we can to minimise inconvenience to passengers during the course of these works."

– James Burles, Managing Director, Abellio Greater Anglia

Closures on A14

Parts of the A14 between Girton and Histon will be temporarily closed this week between 8pm and 6am for improvement works.

Eastbound the road is closed between junctions 31 and 32 between Monday 19th Jan and Friday 23rd Jan.

Westbound the road is closed between junctions 32 and 36 from Tuesday 20th Jan to Friday 23rd Jan.

Local diversions will be in place.


Fuel most expensive in East Anglia says motoring group

Drivers across East Anglia are paying more at the pump according to the AA Credit: ITV News Anglia

Drivers in East Anglia are paying more for their petrol than anywhere else in the country according to the motoring group the AA, at 109.4p a litre.

Although prices have dipped to the lowest level for 5 years, forecourts here are charging around a penny more than the national average of 108p litre for unleaded petrol.

"This week, a £1 litre has appeared over the horizon although it's not guaranteed to appear in every town. In fact, many rural towns would say that predictions of petrol at 99.9p a litre are a bad joke as they continue to struggle with the pump price lottery."

– Edmund King, AA President

Roads: Lanes closed after serious crash on A14 Suffolk

One lane has been closed on the A14 eastbound Suffolk due to accident investigation work between J58 A12/ A1156 Seven Hills and J59 Trimeley St Martin/ Kirton.

A lorry and a car collided early this morning with the lorry going through the central reservation between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

All lanes on the A14 westbound are closed.

Diversions are now in place through Trimley on the High Road, Felixstowe Road and A1156 back to J58.

Passenger plane diverts landing at Luton after private jet punctures tyre on runway

Luton Airport, where a passenger plane had to diverty a landing because another jet was stranded on the runway. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA wire.

A passenger plane had to divert its landing as it flew into Luton airport after another jet burst a tyre on the runway ahead of it.

The incoming EasyJet flight from Paphos, Cyprus, took the evasive action to avoid the private business plane.

The arriving plane was diverted to nearby Stansted Airport in Essex and four other flights were diverted as the damaged plane was towed away to a hangar.

Luton Airport said three passengers and three crew on the private plane were uninjured during the alert around 9.30pm on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman said: "The airport quickly resumed operations with aircraft arriving and departing as normal."

"easyJet can confirm that flight EZY2134 from Paphos to London Luton Airport yesterday, 14 January, performed a routine ‘go around’ procedure at Luton before diverting to Stansted, as a result of the temporary closure of the Luton runway.

This is a standard procedure and our pilots are highly trained in order to manage these kind of situations. The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is always easyJet's highest priority."

Coach transport on to Luton from Stansted was arranged for the passengers. While these circumstances were outside of the airline’s control, easyJet apologises to passengers for the inconvenience.”

– EasyJet Spokesperson
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