Train Service Disruption: An earlier derailed freight train between Ely and Peterborough

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Greater Anglia is unable to operate train services between Bury St Edmund's and Peterborough following a derailed freight train between Ely and Manea, which occurred on Monday 14 August.

Following recovery of the the derailed wagons, Network Rail engineers are now replacing the damaged track, before trains can run again.

Train services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough have been suspended until start of service on Monday 21 August 2017.

Customers wishing to travel between Ipswich and Ely can use Greater Anglia services between Ipswich and Cambridge changing at Cambridge for Ely, or via Norwich changing at Norwich for Ely..

Customers travelling between Ipswich / Norwich / Cambridge and Peterborough and beyond may travel via Liverpool Street or Kings Cross, tickets will be accepted on London Underground services. East Midlands Trains from St Pancras, Virgin Trains East Coast, Hull Trains, and Great Northern from Kings Cross and Virgin West Coast from London Euston station.

A rail replacement bus service is running between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough, calling at Ely, March, Whittlesea and Peterborough.

Customers at Manea are advised to use the Help Point to arrange onward transport, due to road access issues.

The Greater Anglia timetable is here:


Cross Country and East Midlands trains are also affected and details of their service alterations can be found at the web addresses below:

Greater Anglia and Network Rail are sorry if your journey has been affected by this disruption.

Specific train service alterations are available here:

Advance purchase tickets holders will be allowed to travel on earlier or later trains if their booked service is cancelled.

If your journey with us has been delayed by 30 minutes or more, you may be entitled to compensation for a portion of your fare. Please visit for details

An explanation of the common causes of delays - and what we're doing to reduce their frequency and impact can be found here: