New trains, more services and fewer delays will transform the Southend Victoria branch line from 2020, as work is underway on a £46m upgrade to replace the overhead wiring system.
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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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Network Rail will carry out £500k of repair and strengthening work to Chalkwell station footbridge, starting from Monday 9 July.
A full train service for Greater Anglia services on the Great Eastern Main Line will resume from Monday, following installation of a new piece of track at London Liverpool Street station last night.
A full train service for Greater Anglia services on the Great Eastern Main Line will resume from Monday, with engineers scheduled to install a new specialist piece of track overnight this weekend (16-17 June).
Network Rail is urging Great Eastern Main Line passengers to check before travelling over the next few days, as engineers work to fix a major track fault at London Liverpool Street station.
Pedestrians and cyclists who cross the railway at Slipe Lane, Broxbourne, are able to do so more safely as a new footbridge opened today (Friday 8 June) as part of a £4m Network Rail project.
Engineers are undertaking urgent repair work on a rail bridge in the Manea area between Ely and Peterborough. An area of deterioration was found on the rail bridge structure during a regular inspection. To protect the safety of those using the 170 rail services that cross the bridge daily , we, in cooperation with our train operator partners, decided not to run services today between Ely and Peterborough.
Repairs have been progressing throughout the day and we expect the line to reopen for weekend services early Saturday morning.
Engineers are undertaking urgent repair work on a rail bridge in the Manea area to restore services as quickly as possible between Ely and Peterborough. Late last night, Network Rail, identified a fault following a regular survey of the bridge structure and in cooperation with our train operating partners, decided not to run passenger services between Ely and Peterborough to maintain the safety of passengers. This has allowed our engineers to carry out the urgent repair work which is expected to continue at least until the end of today. Engineers hope to be able to repair the fault in time for the weekend but further updates will be provided as work progresses.
Essential upgrades were completed over the bank holiday weekend as part of a £250m programme to upgrade the overhead wiring system between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street, which will provide a more reliable service for passengers travelling between Norwich and London.
A new look Hackney Wick London Overground station was officially unveiled today (Thursday 24 May) by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail and London Legacy Development Corporation, delivering major improvements for Londoners and businesses in the surrounding area.