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.
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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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New video footage shows the installation of the first sections of a new track on the West Anglia main line as part of Network Rail’s £170m Lee Valley Rail programme. The project has reached a key milestone with over 3km of track installed on what will become the third line between Lea Bridge and the new Meridian Water station, allowing two additional trains per hour.
- Network Rail has successfully connected the existing rail network with the Elizabeth line tunnels at Pudding Mill Lane, Plumstead and Westbourne Park
- Upgrade of Gidea Park sidings completed to accommodate the full length Elizabeth line trains
- Signalling systems have been updated from Pudding Mill Lane to Shenfield to support Elizabeth line services
Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex rail passengers advised to plan ahead this Easter as Network Rail set to complete key upgrades
Passengers travelling from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are set to benefit from major rail upgrades this Easter as Network Rail carries out a package of work over the four-day period.
Network Rail and train companies are working to restore services across the Anglia route after heavy snow fall hit further south east than predicted.
Network Rail has set out its winter weather plans as heavy snow is expected across East Anglia in the next few days.
Key rail works were completed last week (10 – 18 February) on the Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft (Wherry lines) as part of Network Rail’s wider Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail carried out a £1m package of strengthening work to a six–span railway bridge between Ely and Littleport last week to enable the smooth running of services and prevent future delays on the line between Ely and Kings Lynn.
Work to increase the height of a bridge over the Gospel Oak to Barking railway line in north London will take place this month to create extra space for the overhead lines underneath.
Network Rail’s Anglia route has set out its plan to invest more than £2 billion to enable more trains, faster services and better connections, while maintaining the performance, resilience and reliability of the rail network across the region in the five years from 2019-2024.