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Norfolk and Suffolk bridge repairs restore rail links

Rail links across Norfolk and Suffolk are to be restored on Monday morning after vital repairs to river bridges are completed.

Network Rail said trains suspended for 10 days between Norwich and Lowestoft will run normally from early morning.

Repairs have been carried out to swing bridges at Reedham in Norfolk and Somerleyton in Suffolk.

Buses were used between Lowestoft, Oulton Broad and Norwich but Haddiscoe and Somerleyton had no service at all.

The bridges, which are opened to allow boats through, needed in-depth maintenance by engineers after getting stuck in hot weather over the summer.

Network Rail said the bridges would now be more reliable and engineers were not anticipating problems in getting the line operational again, ready for the first trains to run at 0500 GMT.



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