Majority of Anglia’s rail network open for business as usual over August Bank Holiday as railway continues to welcome back passengers: Anglia track renewal - Colchester

Monday 26 Jul 2021

Majority of Anglia’s rail network open for business as usual over August Bank Holiday as railway continues to welcome back passengers

Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia

Passengers travelling by train this bank holiday in the Anglia region will be able to do so as Network Rail’s engineering work has been planned to minimise disruption.

Only a handful of routes will be affected by upgrade works taking place, so passengers should plan ahead. This work includes:

  • Works as part of the new Soham station project affecting services between Bury St Edmunds and Ely on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August
  • Track renewal at Pitsea affecting c2c line services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness to improve reliability between Saturday 28 and Monday 30 August
  • Works on the Barking riverside project affecting c2c line services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness between Saturday 28 and Monday 30 August.

Track works and maintenance works will also take place across the network but will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption.

The vast majority of the rest of Britain’s rail network (over 95%) will be open for business as usual as it looks to welcome passengers back and reconnect them with family, friends and their favourite holiday destinations.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We know that tourism is in high demand this summer and we have planned our work to minimise disruption. The vast majority of our passengers will be able to enjoy travelling by train over the bank holiday period.

“Passengers who are travelling out of the Anglia region should check how their journey might be affected.”

Passengers are advised to follow government guidance and wear a face covering in busy indoor settings, unless exempt. With good ventilation systems on trains, extra cleaning and improved information about quieter times, passengers can continue to travel with confidence.

Passengers can check their journeys with their train operator or at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Contact information

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Media relations manager (Anglia route)
020 3356 2515
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