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The Independent

Prepare companies to London halted by broken electrical wires



Rail companies connecting elements of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex with London are severely disrupted on account of broken overhead electrical wires.

All strains are blocked between Ipswich and Manningtree due to the issue, Greater Anglia stated.

The harm was reported on Thursday afternoon however is so intensive it’s anticipated to trigger disruption for the remainder of Friday.

The wires have been wrapped round a prepare, which was faraway from the scene shortly after midnight.

A restricted alternative bus service is being supplied between Colchester and Ipswich.

The disruption comes amid a surge in demand for journey to London as mourners pay their respects to the late Queen.

Larger Anglia is among the many operators working further companies to ease journeys.

The corporate stated in an announcement: “Community Rail engineers are working to finish the mandatory repairs as rapidly as doable, however the extent and nature of the harm imply that it’s at present anticipated to take till the tip of Friday earlier than the work is completed and a standard service may be restored.

“We’re very sorry for the inconvenience this disruption will trigger to passengers’ journeys.”

Ellie Burrows, Community Rail’s route director for Anglia, stated: “I’m actually sorry to passengers who’re affected by the continuing points in Suffolk.

“Our engineers have been working for the reason that incident to take away the prepare and restore the overhead wires.

“The harm is intensive and it’ll take us till the tip of the day to repair.

“A rail alternative service is in operation.

“As soon as once more I apologise for the disruption and advise anybody travelling by means of the affected stations to examine with the prepare operator earlier than they journey and permit further time to finish their journeys.”

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