Damage to overhead line equipment on the Great Eastern Main Line is severely affecting services to London Liverpool Street with Greater Anglia advising passengers not to travel and to seek alternative arrangements.

Shortly before 04:45, Network Rail workers reported that overhead line equipment was tripping and a train driver reported visible damage to the power lines between Colchester and Marks Tey.

This fault means that no trains are able to run between Colchester and Marks Tey.  Network Rail engineers are on site and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Network Rail is urging passengers to follow the travel advice issued by Greater Anglia which is that passengers who travel to/from London Liverpool Street via Colchester should not travel. Passengers should check greateranglia.co.uk or National Rail Enquiries for updates.

Customers from Norwich travelling to London can travel via Cambridge. Greater Anglia tickets will also be accepted on Great Northern trains between Cambridge and London King’s Cross.

Network Rail would like to apologise for the disruption this morning and thanks passengers for their continued patience whilst we work to resolve this issue.

ENDS