Cambridge rail station evacuated after workmen discover wartime bomb near tracks

Cambridge rail station was evacuated this morning following the discovery of a wartime bomb.

Cambridge rail station was evacuated this morning following the discovery of a wartime bomb. - Credit: Archant

Cambridge rail station was evacuated when workmen discovered what is believed to be an unexploded World War Two bomb near the tracks.

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Police were called at 8.47am this morning (Tuesday January 27) and the station and offices on nearby Station Street were evacuated shortly afterwards and cordons were placed around the area.

The station has since reopened, with services resuming at around 9.45am, but disruptions are expected until at least 11am.

A statement on Abellio Greater Anglia’s website said: “Following a wartime bomb near the railway at Cambridge all lines are now open.

Train services running through this station are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 11.00.”

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