Suffolk

Storm-hit Lowestoft to Beccles train line still closed

Lowestoft Railway Station flood
Image caption Flood water covered the tracks at Lowestoft on the night of the tidal surge

Part of a train line in Suffolk remains closed a week after flooding washed away sections of the track.

A bus service is operating between Beccles and Lowestoft while Network Rail continues working on areas damaged by the tidal surge.

The track has been fixed in six locations between Lowestoft and Haddiscoe, but signalling damaged by the salt water is still being repaired.

Network Rail said trains would be running "as soon as possible".

Steve Knight, route infrastructure maintenance director, said the damage had presented a "significant challenge".

"In six locations elements of the track were washed away and then you had flooding damage to the signalling equipment," he said.

"We apologise for the disruption that people are experiencing."

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