Friday 9 Nov 2007


Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern
Some rail services in Norfolk are being affected by flooding resulting from the tidal swell earlier today. Some routes out of Norwich to the Norfolk coast have had to be temporarily closed due to flooding including the lines to and from Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Engineers are out working to assess damage and make repairs. It is not yet possible to give a definite time for resumption of services but some lines may be closed for a number of days. It is hoped the Norwich to Sheringham line will reopen by the end of today. Patrick Hallgate, Anglia Route Director said: “Initial reports suggest that there has been extensive damage to the tracks by flooding, particularly on the Lowestoft route where we have around 400m of track under water. We’ll have engineers working round the clock to assess and repair the situation and resume services as soon as we can. “We will work closely with One railway to keep passengers informed of developments and I would ask for their patience whilst we work to get things back to normal.” One Railway is operating a bus replacement service from Norwich to Lowestoft. Passengers are advised to check with national rail enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or One Railway before they travel. Latest details are available on

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