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Fire at Westerfield railway station forces cancellation of services between Ipswich and Felixstowe





Trains were unable to run for more than two hours between Ipswich and Felixstowe this morning after a fire broke out at a village railway station.

Four fire crews, three from Ipswich and one from Woodbridge, were called to the station at Westerfield at 6.50am after a fire on a non-running freight train involving hydraulic couplings.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue service said it was a "small incident” and no-one had been injured.

The fire broke out on a freight train standing at Westerfield railway station near Ipswich, causing services between Ipswich and Felixstowe to be cancelled for two-and-a-half hours.Image: Google Maps
The fire broke out on a freight train standing at Westerfield railway station near Ipswich, causing services between Ipswich and Felixstowe to be cancelled for two-and-a-half hours.Image: Google Maps

Firefighters were on scene until 7.30am.

Train operator Greater Anglia provided a limited rail replacement bus service operating between Ipswich and Felixstowe until the line was opened again.

Normal train services were back on again at about 9.30am.