Twice in one week, overhead lines causing chaos...

Can't quite believe it but I'm sat here on a train at Liverpool Street (the 18:00 to Norwich) logged in via someone's open network as the trains are up the proverbial again, latest message from one:

Points Failure & Overhead wire damage.
Due to a points failure at Shenfield & also damage to overhead wires between Ingatestone &
Chelmsford, all services to/from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, Clacton,
Ipswich & Southend Victoria are being severely delayed. Trains are currently
unable to move forward from Shenfield at present. Passengers are advised not to
travel unless absolutely necessary.
Message received: 01/09/2006 at 18:09:15

Which is helpful if you're on the train. Just Skyped home to let m'lady know. We were supposed to be packing for our big move to Chelmsford tomorrow tonight.

Will update with 'one' service messages, last announcement was a full 30 mins ago...

1 comment:

smorgasbord-design said...

Network Rail's message says:

Overhead wire problems between Chelmsford and Ingatestone

Time Reported: 18:18
Route Affected: London Liverpool Street - Romford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Braintree / Colchester / Clacton / Harwich / Ipswich / Norwich
TOC/s Affected: one
Description: Train services between Chelmsford and Ingatestone are being disrupted due to overhead wire problems

Due to a signalling problem in the Shenfield area, delays up to 100 minutes can be expected, passengers are advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary

There is currently no estimate for a normal train service to resume
Easements: c2c will accept one railway tickets between London Fenchurch Street and Southend Central

--- which shows you that 'one' don't like to post times on their messages ... keeps us optimistic?