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Fallen tree in Sworder's Field disrupts train services again on the West Anglia line

A fallen tree disrupts train services (7734155)
A fallen tree disrupts train services (7734155)

Fire crews from Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted attended when a fallen tree disrupted train services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street on Sunday.

During high winds, the tree in Sworders Field crashed onto overhead wires, and Network Rail engineers worked to restore the West Anglia timetable after two previous days of stoppages and delays.

An Abellio Greater Anglia spokeswoman confirmed problems with overhead lines stopped trains on March 7.

She said: “On Thursday evening, customers were advised not to travel after damage was caused to the overhead lines between Whittlesford Parkway and Shelford. The lines were badly damaged and Network Rail engineers worked for several hours to carry out repairs. A limited rail replacement bus service was in operation while the work was carried out.”

She said: “On Saturday evening, the 18.10 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street service developed a fault near Whittlesford Parkway at around 18.45. The problem was fixed at 19.10 and three trains experienced minor delays.”

After Sunday’s line closure, she said: “High winds caused a tree to fall on the overhead lines near Bishop’s Stortford. Network Rail engineers worked as quickly as possible to remove the tree from the line so services could run again.”

She added: “We apologise to passengers for the disruption on our West Anglia route recently.

“Anyone who has been affected by the delays should claim delay repay compensation at www.greateranglia.co.uk/delayrepay”

A fallen tree disrupts train services (7734157)
A fallen tree disrupts train services (7734157)

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