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Storm-hit rail services from London to Norwich back to normal

  • 26 January 2014
  • From the section England
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Rail services are back to normal between London and Norwich after major disruption when a storm brought a tree down on overhead power lines.

The tree came down on a section of line near Ingatestone at about 17:00 GMT on Saturday, causing problems to services in and out of London Liverpool Street.

The line was cleared and a normal service resumed from about 21:00 GMT, said rail firm Greater Anglia.

The storm felled trees cross Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Essex Police said the force received 130 extra calls due to the storm, which struck between 16:30 and 18:30 GMT, and had reports of about 68 trees down across the county.

The Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called out to 12 "wind-related incidents" including making safe two roofs after wind blew metal sheets off the adjoining houses.

In Cambridgeshire two trees came down at Spaldwick blocking roads in the village.

Greater Anglia has apologised for the train disruption which saw services disrupted between Witham and Colchester, and Marks Tey to Sudbury services suspended.

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