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Trains disrupted as stuck lorry damages north Norfolk railway bridge

PUBLISHED: 12:51 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:51 27 February 2019

Services between Norwich and Cromer were suspended for more than an hour after the vehicle became stuck under the Norwich Road bridge in North Walsham. Photo: Neil Perry

Services between Norwich and Cromer were suspended for more than an hour after the vehicle became stuck under the Norwich Road bridge in North Walsham. Photo: Neil Perry

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Train services between Norwich and north Norfolk were disrupted this morning after a lorry damaged a railway bridge.

Services between Norwich and Cromer were suspended for more than an hour after the vehicle became stuck under the Norwich Road bridge in North Walsham at 10.34am on Wednesday, February 27.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “A lorry got stuck under the bridge.

“Network Rail staff had to go and inspect the bridge so services were disrupted while staff were examining it and the line was closed.”

The line reopened again at 11.58am.

The spokesperson added: “One Sheringham service had to go back towards Cromer.

“There was some damage to the bridge but services were resumed.”

Greater Anglia tweeted at 11.45am: “Following a vehicle hitting a railway bridge between Norwich and Cromer all lines have now reopened.

“Services running to and from these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed or revised.

“Disruption is expected until 1pm.”

The operator shared a further update at 12.04pm, and said: “Disruption caused by a vehicle hitting a railway bridge between Norwich and Cromer has now ended.

“Services are no longer affected by this problem.”

Did you witness the incident? Email your photos to Jessica.Frank-Keyes@archant.co.uk


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