Network Rail engineers have installed 2,300 sleepers along with ballast, the stones that form the track bed, ready for the start of the installation of track in the coming months.
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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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Reedham junction and re-signalling works completed as part of Network Rail’s wider Railway Upgrade Plan
The £68m modernisation of the Norwich Yarmouth Lowestoft railways took a major step forward last week (19 – 29 October) towards the switch-over from a Victorian era signalling system as the third phase of re-signalling works were completed following a nine-day suspension of rail services.
Network Rail is preparing to deliver the next phase of works to upgrade the signaling systems and track as part of the £68m Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft (NYL) re-signalling project this weekend. Engineers will continue to upgrade some of the oldest signals in the country, improving safety and journeys for passengers travelling on the Wherry lines.
Network Rail is urging drivers in Cambridgeshire to "wise up and size up" their vehicle and plan their route before they head out on their journey after a transit van was the 15th vehicle to hit a railway bridge in Stonea, near March, this year.
Major upgrades have been carried out at Witham, Essex to make the Norwich to London main line more reliable and resilient, meaning fewer delays for passengers.
CCTV shows distracted drivers risking their lives at a level crossing as one in ten drivers in Anglia say they wont wait over five minutes
CCTV footage released by Network Rail today shows the impact of being distracted at level crossings as new research reveals that one in ten drivers in Anglia would wait no more than five minutes at the barriers. In the last five years, there has been an increase in the number of near misses at level crossings on Anglia's rail network.
Network Rail is carrying out a plan of action across Anglia to combat leaves on the line which can cause delays throughout the autumn months.
Network Rail is urging level crossing users to stay safe as a level crossing on the Felixstowe branch line reopens following a serious collision at the beginning of the year.
Network Rail is preparing to deliver the next phase of works to upgrade the signaling systems and track as part of the £68m Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft (NYL) re-signalling project. Engineers will continue to upgrade some of the oldest signals in the country, improving safety and journeys for passengers travelling on the Wherry lines.
Major upgrades have been carried out at Colchester to make the busy Norwich to London main line more reliable and resilient.