Friday 12 Oct 2012
IMPROVEMENT WORKS BETWEEN BROXBOURNE AND HERTFORD EAST - Saturday October 27 to Sunday November 4
Network Rail and Greater Anglia are reminding passengers that owing to major improvement works between Broxbourne and Hertford East
trains will be replaced by buses between Saturday 27 October and Sunday 4 November.
Almost £3m is being invested to renew the track between these two locations. This work would have usually been carried over eight weekends, but Network Rail and Greater Anglia together agreed that doing it in one block and during half-term, would be the least disruptive option to passengers. Traditionally, there are less commuter and school journeys made during this period.
Dave Ward, Network Rail route managing director for Anglia, said: "The improvements we are carrying between Broxbourne and Hertford East are essential to keep improving the railway. We are investing more than £3m to upgrade the track meaning it will not require any significant renewal for the next 25 years. We do appreciate this project will cause some disruption and thank passengers for their understanding."
Alan Neville, Area Customer Service Manager for Greater Anglia said: "We will be working to provide the best possible alternative service while the improvement works take place and we're grateful for the understanding of our customers during this time. Information on the alternative timetable is available from stations and our website. We will also be taking the opportunity to carry out some important station maintenance works on the route during this period."
Between October 27 and November 4, trains will run at normal times between London Liverpool Street and Broxbourne and vice versa. Travel information is on the Greater Anglia website http://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information or alternatively passengers can also contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950. Information about these improvements works has also been displayed at Liverpool Street station on customer information screens.
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