Train delays from Norwich after bridge fault

Tara GreavesTrain from Norwich to London and Cambridge are running again following earlier delays due to a major fault with Trowse swing bridge, although some delays are still expected until lunchtime.Tara Greaves

Train from Norwich to London and Cambridge are running again following earlier problems due to a major fault with Trowse swing bridge, although some delays are still expected until lunchtime.

No trains on those routes were able to leave Norwich before 7am this morning, although services to Lowestoft, Sheringham and Great Yarmouth were not affected.

Jonathan Denby, from National Express East Anglia, said: 'In the middle of the night a major fault was discovered with Trowse swing bridge including an issue with overhead power lines which meant it was impassable, as the only route out of Norwich to London and Cambridge runs over the bridge.

'Network Rail engineers worked on the problem and the first train to Cambridge left just after 7am and the first train to London at about 7.10am. Things will take time to get back to normal.

'We apologise to passengers, we ran the trains as soon as we were able but we were in the hands of Network Rail.'

Journeys from Norwich to Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Colchester, Witham and London Liverpool Street and also Norwich, Wymondham, Attleborough, Thetford, Ely and Cambridge/Peterborough are affected.

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