Network Rail has announced that work to repair the damage to track after a freight train derailed on the Gospel Oak to Barking line.
Engineers are starting to remove the damaged track and equipment. An update will be provided early next week.
Just after 6 am on Thursday 23 January, a freight wagon derailed between Leyton Midland Road and Walthamstow Queens Road which has caused damage over a two and a half-mile stretch. Eight bridges were also damaged along with signalling and other essential equipment.
An investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.
What did the officials say?
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia said:
“I’d like to say sorry to all our passengers whose journeys are disrupted by this incident. Our engineers will be working around the clock to get the line open as quickly as possible. I also want to thank our lineside neighbours for their patience while we carry out this important work and we will aim to keep disruption to a minimum.”
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