Norfolk & Suffolk Rail Commuters Told Don't Travel

19 May 2014, 09:05

Passengers from Norwich and Ipswich are being warned NOT to attempt to travel to London today unless their journey is essential.

Owing to a number of technical problems encountered during this weekend's engineering work by Network Rail, trains are unable to run through Colchester station today (Monday 19 May).

Greater Anglia say they plan to operate a half hourly train service service between Norwich and Colchester, however customers are only advised to use this service if Colchester is their end destination.

A very limited train service will also operate between Colchester and London Liverpool Street, but capacity will be vastly reduced compared to the usual peak-time service and customers are advised not to travel.

Customers travelling from Norwich towards London may travel on the route via Cambridge, although capacity is limited. Customers tickets will be accepted on First Capital Connect services from Cambridge into Kings Cross.

Abellio Greater Anglia tickets will be valid on First Capital Connect and London Underground reasonable routes

We will update the service information as it becomes available both here on the website and on our Journeycheck page which you can access by clicking THIS LINK 

UPDATE - Greater Anglia 0827

Due to today's severe delays, all ticket restrictions inc advance tickets, have been lifted. Tickets valid for travel tomorrow

UPDATE - Greater Anglia 0838

Trains are now running through Colchester but because trains and drivers are all in the wrong places, it will take time to get back to normal. The advice remains NOT to travel unless necessary. The company's website is also now restored after it crashed when so many people tried to access information.

UPDATE - Greater Anglia 0900

Severe delays expected until at least midday and disruption is expected for the rest of the day.