Train lines re-open through Great Chesterford after overhead cable issues

Train at Great Chesterford. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Train at Great Chesterford. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

SaffronPhoto 2016

Trains between Cambridge and Audley End were severely disrupted today by an overhead line problem in the Great Chesterford area.

All lines were blocked, with rail operator Greater Anglia estimating that disruption could last until 4pm.

Lines re-opened at around 3pm, with disruption continuing until around 4.30pm as trains returned to their correct place in the schedule.

Network Rail engineers were called to the problem, which affected services in both directions, this morning.

The 5.17am Kings Lynn to London Liverpool Street was the first train affected.

A half hourly train shuttle was put in place between Audley End and London Liverpool Street, and a rail replacement bus service was also organised between Audley End and Cambridge.

Greater Anglia apologised for the disruption.

For the latest updates visit the journey check website.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

A black tie ball is to be held to raise money for special gene therapy for a teenager diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.

11:58

Essex’s police, fire and crime panel has approved an average £12 increase in council tax - which looks to provide 150 more frontline officers in the county.

A burger van was targeted in an arson attack on Monday night in Shire Hill.

Yesterday, 13:05

Police are appealing for witnesses after hundreds of pounds worth of good were stolen from a post office in Wethersfield.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter