Passengers on trains travelling between Ely and Peterborough are travelling over a much stronger and reliable railway bridge over the Briggate River in Whittlesey, Peterborough today, following its installation over the August bank holiday weekend.
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Network Rail’s Anglia Route comprises over 1,700 miles of track from London Liverpool Street station to Norwich in the east and Cambridge in the west, the North London Line from Gospel Oak to Barking East, and Essex Thameside from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness. With over 63.6 million passenger journeys, Liverpool Street is the third busiest railway station in Britain and the route is well connected with two airports, Stansted and Southend. Crossrail, when completed in 2019, will run from Shenfield to Liverpool Street and connect to Heathrow, and will transform journeys into the Capital by delivering more capacity and better connections to the City.
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A bigger and better railway for passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex following key upgrades over bank holiday
New overhead wire was installed at Brentwood this weekend, to improve reliability on the main line between Norwich and London as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Train fans are urged to stay safe and keep off the tracks this weekend when the iconic Tornado steam train makes its journey from Kings Cross to Great Yarmouth.
Southend Victoria line to reopen at nights following early completion of first phase of major upgrades
The first phase of major reliability improvements on the Southend Victoria line will complete one month earlier than planned allowing the line to reopen for late night services from November, meaning less disruption for passengers.
The line between Ely and Peterborough reopened this morning following the completion of extensive repair work after a freight train derailed last Monday.
Damaged track is being taken away today from the site at Ely where a freight train derailed on Monday as engineers start extensive repair work to the damaged line. Wagons have been lifted off the track with a rail crane as part of a major recovery operation which was completed yesterday.
Wagons are being lifted off the track with a rail crane, as a major recovery operation gets underway at the site where a freight train derailed in Ely on Monday 14 August.
Nine year old Summer Scopes from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex, has won a nationwide competition to design a poster to raise awareness of railway safety. Her winning poster design will appear at Network Rail stations across Britain today, helping to reach millions of young people with messages about railway safety.
Services between Ely and Peterborough are being affected following the derailment of a freight train that has also caused significant damage to the track. Network Rail engineers expect that the recovery to take several days. Passengers are urged to check with their train operators before traveling this evening and over the next few days.
Rail journeys between Ipswich, Lowestoft and Felixstowe will now be smoother and more reliable following the installation of 15km of new track over a nine-day closure.