December 9 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Greater Anglia has warned trains between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria may be “cancelled, delayed or terminated” at short notice, as engineers race to fix overhead wire problems.
A statement on the train company’s website said all lines were blocked.
“Owing to overhead wire problems between Rayleigh and Southend Victoria all lines are blocked,” the statement said.
“Train services between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria may be cancelled, delayed or terminated at and started back from Wickford at short notice.
“Disruption is expected until 3pm.”
Greater Anglia advised passengers to seek other routes on C2C ir Transport for London (TfL) services.
Earlier this year, the train company was named second worst in the UK, with just 42 per cent of passengers saying they were satisfied with the service.
Catherine Haines, who lives in Chelmsford, told London24: “I tried to get the 6.14 from Chelmsford to London but all trains are cancelled.
“I live near the railway line and have seen two packed trains going into London in three hours. People are being advised not to travel.
“I have given up and will lose a day’s pay as a contractor.”
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