Suffolk

Ipswich to Cambridge trains cancelled after fire at disused station

Fire at Higham Image copyright George Harpur
Image caption The fire service said it was a large fire and would take some time to bring under control

A blaze at a disused railway station in Suffolk has caused trains between Ipswich and Cambridge to be cancelled.

Fire crews were called to the station at Higham near Bury St Edmunds at about 06:00 BST and the line will remain closed until later tonight.

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia said: "Passengers are advised to travel via Norwich for services to Cambridge and Peterborough.

"Our tickets will be accepted by other operators on these routes."

Passengers were advised to allow an extended journey time of two hours.

Suffolk fire service said more than 80 fire fighters were sent to the Old Station at Higham and the blaze took several hours to bring under control.

The building on fire was occupied by a business that supplies loft and cavity wall insulation.