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UPDATE: More than 40 trains cancelled after person hit by train

PUBLISHED: 14:57 22 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:40 22 October 2019

Trains have been cancelled after a person was hit by a train in Essex Picture: Sonya Brown

Trains have been cancelled after a person was hit by a train in Essex Picture: Sonya Brown

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More than 40 trains have been cancelled in the region after someone was hit by a train.

More than 40 trains have been cancelled in the region after someone was hit by a train.

Rail passengers travelling between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and London are facing delays of up to four hours after a person was hit by a train in Witham, Essex.

Earlier in the day, people travelling from Norwich to London Liverpool Street were told there would be no train service until after 12pm, with a reduced timetable running until 10pm.

Services from Ipswich to the capital also affected.

Lines have now reopened but the train company warned disruption would continue into the night.

In a tweet, Greater Anglia apologised for the delay and said: "We aim to run a full service as soon as possible but because of units and train crew being misplaced, some services may be altered, delayed or cancelled. If you have been affected by the incident between Chelmsford and #Witham today, @samaritans are here to listen."

Passengers travelling between Norwich and the coast are also facing delays due to a train fault, with the 9.17am Norwich to Great Yarmouth service cancelled.

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