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.
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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 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.
The next phase of work to upgrade the signalling system on the Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft railway lines begins on Saturday 10 February as part of a £68million investment.
Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey has reiterated the importance of using level crossings safely, after a teenage girl was nearly hit by a train at Halesworth.
Motorists are putting their lives and others at risk as they fail to stop at the red lights at Chettisham level crossing on Lynn Road in Ely.
Network Rail to carry out overnight repairs after Storm Fionn brings down trees between Norwich and Diss
Passengers travelling between Norwich and Ipswich are urged to check before they travel this evening after large trees fell on to the overhead wires at Tivetshall between Norwich and Diss, also damaging the structures that carry them.
Pedestrians and cyclists who cross the railway at Slipe Lane, Broxbourne, will be able to do so more safely following the installation of a new footbridge as part of a £4m Network Rail project.
A six–span railway bridge between Ely and Littleport will be strengthened in February to enable the smooth running of services and prevent future speed restrictions that will cause delays on the line between Ely and Kings Lynn.