SEVERE delays are expected as train lines between Wickford and Southend Victoria are blocked.

Greater Anglia have announced all lines are blocked due to a signalling failure.

All lines are also currently blocked as of approximately 6:30am between Wickford and North Fambridge.

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A spokesman for Greater Anglia said: “Owing to a loss of signalling between Wickford and Southend Victoria and also between Wickford and North Fambridge all lines are blocked.

“Trains are subjected to severe days, alterations, and cancellations.

“Disruption is expected until further notice and trains running to and from these stations may be delayed, cancelled, or revised.”

C2c are currently passing Greater Anglia ticket holders between Southend and Fenchurch Street.

UPDATED - 9:40am

Greater Anglia has now announced "disruption caused by a fault with the signalling system earlier today between Wickford and Southend Victoria has now ended".