"Last night the 23.34 Great Yarmouth to Norwich service struck an empty, stationary train on arrival at Norwich station. The train arriving at Norwich was travelling at very slow speed.
There were 31 passengers on board. Eight passengers have sustained injuries which are being described as minor.
Our first priority has been and remains the welfare of the passengers and traincrew involved. An investigation into the incident led by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is underway and we are assisting them with their enquiries."
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