Rail services between Ipswich and London have been cancelled amid thousands of people heading to the capital to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

The cancellations are due to damage to overhead wires between Manningtree and Ipswich.

The news comes as thousands of mourners are planning to travel to London to pay their respects to the Queen.

Ipswich train station has been "very busy" with people making their way to Westminster to visit the Queen as she lies in state.

A statement on Greater Anglia's website reads: "Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Manningtree and Ipswich all lines are blocked."

Train services throughout the day have been cancelled as a result of the damaged overhead wires.

Since the monarch's passing on Thursday, September 8, just over 5,000 people used Ipswich Station to get to London between Friday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 13.