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Overhead line damage disrupts Great Eastern

PASSENGERS from stations in Norfolk and Suffolk are being asked not to travel via Colchester this morning, after overhead line damage was discovered between Colchester and Marks Tey. Network Rail workers reported shortly before 04.45 that overhead line equipment was tripping, and a train driver reported ‘visible damage’ to the power lines. No trains are able to run between Colchester and Marks Tey. Network Rail engineers are at the scene to carry out emergency repairs. However, Network Rail is urging passengers to follow the travel advice issued by Greater Anglia, which is that passengers who travel to and from London Liverpool Street via Colchester should not travel. Tickets are valid via Cambridge to London Liverpool Street or London King’s Cross. The cause of the damage is not clear, but National Rail says it expects repairs to have been completed by about 16.00 today. 

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