Essex: Trains Disrupted Due To Storm

29 October 2013, 08:08

Storm St Jude Hits Essex

Greater Anglia and c2c trains continue to be disrupted due to the storm.


Despite working throughout the night on Monday Network Rail have found further trees on the lines and damage to overhead wires. Today, Tuesday 29th October, the following Service alterations will apply.

We are running a full service in both directions between London and Shenfield (stopping services), Southend, Colchester, Clacton and Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale).

We also running a normal service between Norwich and Cambridge, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham and between Ipswich and Cambridge.

Alterations apply on the following routes:

Witham to Braintree:

Due to tree obstructing the line near Witham there will be no train service between Braintree and Witham until further notice, a rail replacement bus service will operate.

Norwich and Ipswich to Manningtree and Liverpool Street: 

Due to overhead line damage just south of Ipswich there will be no service between Ipswich and Manningtree until at least 09:00. A limited bus replacement service will run between Ipswich and Manningtree with a rail shuttle from Manningtree to Colchester for connections to Liverpool Street. Customers are advised that there is a service from Norwich to Cambridge and from Ipswich to Cambridge connecting with First Capital Connect services from Cambridge to Kings Cross, Greater Anglia tickets will be valid.

Harwich Town to Manningtree 

Due to overhead line damage the Manningtree to Harwich Town branch line is suspended until at least 11:00 there are currently no replacement buses available.

Marks Tey to Sudbury:

The line is currently suspended with no replacement bus services available.

Broxbourne to Hertford East:

Due to overhead line damage there is a limited train service between Broxbourne and Hertford East. Greater Anglia tickets will be valid on First Capital Connect services from Hertford East to Moorgate and Kings Cross.

Stansted Express Services:

Due to overhead line damage between Broxbourne and Stansted Airport Stansted Express services are suspended between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport until further notice. There are no replacement buses available. National Express Coaches and Terravision run coaches between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport however Greater Anglia are not valid.

Bishop's Stortford to Cambridge:

Due to overhead line damage between Bishop's Stortford and Audley End there is currently no train service between Cambridge, Bishop's Stortford and Liverpool Street. There are no replacement buses available. Greater Anglia tickets will be valid on First Capital Connect services from Cambridge to Kings Cross. 

Liverpool Street to Enfield Town and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters:

Services are subject to delay, cancellation and short notice alteration due to an obstruction on the line between Edmonton Green and Bush Hill Park / Southbury.


On Tuesday 29th October there will be a near-normal service on most of the c2c route. However due to extensive damage to the power supply lines near Purfleet, buses will continue to replace trains at Purfleet, Rainham and Dagenham Dock stations until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest. 

Fenchurch Street - Shoeburyness via Basildon:

We will run a normal weekday train service including all trains at scheduled peak times.

Fenchurch Street - Grays via Rainham:

Trains remain cancelled due to damaged power supply lines. Buses will run every 15 minutes between Grays and Barking until 09.00, and every 30 minutes after that time. This is currently expected to be the case until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest.

Fenchurch Street - Southend Central via Ockendon:

We will run a normal train service with some trains extended to 12 carriages long during the peak to provide extra capacity.