Ely-to-King's Lynn rail line disrupted by derailment

The freight train near King's Lynn The 14-wagon freight train was carrying sand to Goole from King's Lynn in Norfolk

A 14-wagon freight train derailed in Norfolk causing disruption to rail services on the Ely-to-King's Lynn line.

The train between Downham Market and King's Lynn left the tracks at about 14:00 GMT said First Capital Connect.

British Transport Police is investigating the incident.

A First Capital Connect spokesman said replacement bus services between Downham Market and King's Lynn were arranged.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "It was reported that 14 wagons of a freight service travelling from Middleton Towers sidings, King's Lynn to Goole had derailed between King's Lynn and Downham Market.

"Network Rail engineers, British Transport Police and Rail Accident Investigation Branch are on site investigating the incident.

"The cause is not yet known although the service is believed to have been carrying sand. There are no reported injuries."

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