Anglia’s rail network set for essential maintenance this coming Bank Holiday weekend: Anglia track renewal - Colchester

Monday 17 May 2021

Anglia’s rail network set for essential maintenance this coming Bank Holiday weekend

Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia

Passengers travelling between Norwich and Ipswich are advised to check before they travel this coming Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail plan to carry out essential track works to improve reliability on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Track renewal work will take place at the northern end of the Great Eastern Main Line as part of ongoing track works to keep services running safely and reliably. Track maintenance works will also take place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt in west Anglia and service will be diverted.

Works between Norwich and Ipswich will be carried out on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 of May, with services resuming on Monday 31 May.

Work between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt will take place on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 May.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We’re carrying out essential track renewals and maintenance to keep services running safely and reliably across the region. We can’t carry out this work while trains are running so rail replacement services will be in place and passengers are advised to check how their journey might be affected before they travel.

“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while this work takes place.”

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “This track maintenance work will help to improve punctuality and performance along these key parts of our network.

“We will be running a rail replacement bus service while the work takes place, so customers will be able to complete their journeys. Passengers should check before they travel, allow more time for their journey and wear a face covering when travelling by train or rail replacement bus and at our stations.

“We have several measures in place to keep customers safe including regular cleaning and sanitisation of trains and stations, and high levels of face covering compliance.

“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work takes place.”

 

Notes to Editors

Notes to Editors

Saturday 29 May, rail replacement services will run:

  • between Norwich and Wymondham
  • between Norwich and Stowmarket via Diss, and between Norwich and Ipswich via Diss.

Sunday 30 May, rail replacement services will run:

  • between Norwich and Wymondham
  • between Norwich and Ipswich
  • between Ely and Bury St Edmunds

Greater Anglia services that would normally serve Seven Sisters (Southbury route) will be diverted via Tottenham Hale (Lea Valley route) all day Sunday 30th May and Bank Holiday Monday 31st May.

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Media relations manager (Anglia route)
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