All Greater Anglia train lines between Ilford and Stratford were been blocked after a line-side fire, causing cancellations and delays to the trains on Saturday afternoon (June 11). Greater Anglia warned customers online, saying that train services running through stations between Ilford and Stratford may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.
The fire caused damage to signalling cables in the Forest Gate area, and affected all services through Stratford. Network Rail staff and the fire service were at the scene.
Greater Anglia confirmed that London Underground would pass Greater Anglia ticket holders on all routes. Passengers were urged to find alternative routes this afternoon.
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In a tweet, Greater Anglia said: “Due to a line-side fire between Ilford and #Stratford all lines are blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until further notice.”
It added: “Owing to a lineside fire which caused damage to signalling cables in the Forest Gate area all lines are blocked. This is affecting all services through Stratford including Stratford to Meridian Water services. Network Rail staff and the fire service are on site.
“Greater Anglia and Network Rail are sorry if your journey has been affected by this disruption.”
For the updates as they happened on Greater Anglia trains, see our blog below: