Southend passengers are set to benefit from a bigger and better railway as work ramps up to upgrade the Southend Victoria branch line.
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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.
Latest news for this region
Network Rail has joined with passenger, train and freight organisations in the Anglia region to form a dedicated Route Supervisory Board to drive improvements to the region’s rail network.
Passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Southend are asked to check before they travel ahead of the two May bank holiday weekends.
Network Rail is set to carry safety improvements at Shepreth level crossing on Station Road in May as part of the company’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail completed major rail upgrades over the Easter break which will deliver huge improvements to passengers from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Important engineering works to upgrade the Felixstowe branch are set to begin in April 2018, bringing a significant step change for the transportation of freight as well as improved reliability for passenger services.
The Clacton on Sea branch line reopened for a full service this morning (Monday 19 March)following repairs after a landslip last week.
Rail passenger services have returned to the Felixstowe branch line today (Monday 19 March) ahead of schedule, following repairs at a level crossing where a car was hit by a freight train.
The Felixstowe branch line will remain closed to passenger services until early next week, following a collision between a car and freight train that also damaged the signalling equipment and level crossing.
Repair work is under way following a landslip that caused extensive damage to the railway line between Clacton on Sea and Colchester. The line is expected to be closed for at least the next two days while the work takes place.