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Greater Anglia train disruptions continue due to signalling problems




Signalling problems are continuing to cause havoc on Greater Anglia train services.

The following services have been affected:

  • All Norwich to Cambridge services have been revised to terminate and start at Ely but the 10.40pm Norwich to Cambridge service is due to run as normal.
Greater Anglia
Greater Anglia
  • Train services between Ipswich and Felixstowe have been suspended until further notice and a rail replacement bus service will run between Ipswich and Felixstowe all day operated by Ipswich Buses.
  • There will be an altered service between Ipswich and Lowestoft with trains departing every two hours.
  • The Ipswich to Peterborough services will be suspended until further notice due to a shortage of trains as a result of the signalling fault.
  • Norwich to Sheringham services will run at a reduced speed causing severe delays and services from Norwich will terminate and start from Cromer.

In a joint statement, Mark Budden, Network Rail Anglia route director, and Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: "We are extremely sorry for the continued disruption to passengers using regional routes in Norfolk and Suffolk.

"Our engineers have been working round the clock to investigate why we are having problems with the track signalling system, which has led to us reducing the number of services we can run.

"We are examining every factor including components of the signalling system, the impact of leaf fall, and the interaction between the signalling system and passenger trains, old and new.

"We both fully appreciate that this situation is extremely frustrating for passengers and it is an absolute priority for us to get these problems resolved as soon as possible.

"We will provide a further update as soon we have more detail. We plan to restore normal services for our passengers as soon as we can. In the meantime, Greater Anglia is making sure that customers can still complete their journeys."

For details on journeys, visit www.journeycheck.com/greateranglia/