THERE is “major disruption” on the c2c line between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea due to damage to the overhead wires.

c2c say disruption is expected until the end of the day, and train services via Stanford-le-Hope will be revised.

The issue first began yesterday afternoon following “extensive” damage to overhead wires.

This was caused by a road vehicle striking the level crossing barriers.

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As a result, train services running across the whole c2c network are being cancelled, delayed, or diverted.

There is also rail replacement buses between Pitsea and Grays as well as a shuttle train service between Grays and Upminster.

A spokesman for c2c said: “Our route is expected to remain closed between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea all throughout today.

“This is following extensive damage caused by a road vehicle striking the level crossing barriers and overhead wire equipment in the Fobbing area yesterday.

“Network Rail engineers have been working since yesterday afternoon to fix the damage, repairs are expected to be complete by start of service tomorrow morning.

“If your journey has been disrupted by more than 15 minutes, you may be entitled to cash compensation. Please visit for information on how to claim.”