Friday 9 Jan 2004

NETWORK RAIL’S CONTINUED INVESTMENT IN THE WEST ANGLIA ROUTE - SUNDAY ENGINEERING WORK, JANUARY 18 & 25 2004

Region & Route:
South East
Anglia
Eastern
Southern
In Network Rail’s continued drive to rebuild the UK’s rail network, engineering work will be carried out on the West Anglia route on Sunday 18 and 25 January 2004.  The line will be closed between Tottenham Hale and Harlow Town while a number of different engineering jobs take place.  Network Rail aims to fully utilise line closures and has planned as many work activities as practicably possible into its 27-hour work slot. Mark Phillips, Network Rail Regional Director said:  “It is essential that we carry on investing in our assets.  The recently completed West Anglia Route Modernisation has achieved better reliability and performance and this follow-up work will continue to secure the operational future of the rail network in this area for many years to come.” Vegetation will be cleared, overhead lines maintained, points renewed and old equipment removed.  Work will also take place to level crossings.  Over the two Sunday’s, the temporary footbridge at Windmill Lane will be replaced with a permanent bridge. The crossing will remain open while the work takes place.  Trinity Marsh Lane level crossing will be closed from 01.00 Sunday to 04.00 Monday on Sunday 18 January to renew the ballast on the railway to improve the track foundations and drainage.  Essex Road level crossing will be closed between 01.00 Sunday18 January for six hours for engineers to maintain the track through the crossing. Local diversions will be in place at these locations. - more - Maintenance – 2 On both Sunday’s West Anglia Great Northern services out of London Liverpool Street will be diverted via Seven Sisters and run to Enfield Town.  Buses will run from Enfield Town to Hertford East and Harlow Town.  Southbury, Turkey Street and Theobalds Grove will be served by the Hertford East bus. Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Roydon will be served by the Harlow Town bus. The Chingford line is unaffected, but there will be no train or bus services between and including Tottenham Hale and Waltham Cross.                          Stansted Express services will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport. For further travel information please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or www.wagn.co.uk and www.stanstedexpress.com.

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