Tree blocks railway line between Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport
Train commuters returning home to Bishop's Stortford on Monday evening (February 10) face major disruption from cancellations after a tree fell across the railway just north of the station.
The trunk was left suspended over the track just south of the Hockerill Street bridge, blocking both lines between Stortford and Stansted Airport, after coming down in the aftermath of Sunday's Storm Ciara.
A spokesman for train operator Greater Anglia said rail replacement buses were operating from Harlow Town and Stansted Airport.
The tree has caused damage to the overhead wires, which will need to be fixed before trains can run through. Network Rail staff were en route to the site to clear the tree off the track.
GA has cancelled the 16.28, 16.43, 17.13, 17.43, 18.13, 18.43, 19.11, 19.58, 20.58 and 21.58 trains from Liverpool Street to Cambridge and the 17.00, 17.51 and 18.20 services from Cambridge to the capital.
Services to and from Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport up until 6.54pm are similarly affected.
GA suspended services between Liverpool Street and Cambridge, including the Stansted Express, for much of Sunday (February 9) as a result of fallen trees and branches on overhead wires. Network Rail had previously imposed a 50mph speed restriction which meant GA was running fewer and slower services.