The equivalent of 45,000 hours of railway upgrade work that has taken place between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street over eight weekends since September has come to an end, delivering significant benefits for passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
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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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Further rail upgrades planned for 2017 to deliver a bigger and more reliable railway for passengers in London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire
Passengers travelling on the railway between Norwich and London and across to Cambridge are being asked to check before they travel, particularly at weekends as complex improvement works continue over Christmas and into 2017. This work will deliver vital railway upgrades for the Crossrail programme and remove long-standing heat related speed restrictions.
Suffolk residents are invited to an information event to find out more about major improvements to the railway line that runs between Ipswich to Felixstowe which includes building extra track and closing level crossings as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
TIMELAPSE: Building better connections at Cambridge North railway station as footbridge is installed
Timelapse footage has captured the installation of a footbridge that connects the ticket office with the platforms at the new Cambridge North railway station, due to open in May 2017 as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Greater Anglia and Network Rail work together to put in place additional plans and actions for Autumn
Greater Anglia and Network Rail are taking action and investing in new equipment in an effort to minimise disruption to rail passengers caused by slippery rails during the Autumn.
Network Rail has submitted proposals for a new station building in Ilford as part of the improvements being delivered for the Crossrail project.
A system which will make the railway safer for level crossing users is to be rolled out to three level crossings across Anglia from today (Friday 14 October) as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail pledges to recruit an extra 140 new apprentices to its award-winning Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, with 24 places available across Anglia.
Network Rail has today (Wednesday 5 October) launched a new smartphone app at the Deaf Info exhibition held in Lowestoft, Suffolk, part of the Deaf UK 50+ annual holiday and attended by over 400 members of the older deaf community.
Residents are invited to an information event to find out more about plans to close a pedestrian level crossing in Waltham Cross and replace it with a footbridge.