Thursday 18 Oct 2007


Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern
Passengers are set to benefit as Network Rail invests £5m to improve the railway between Norwich and Great Yarmouth this autumn. Over seven miles of track will be renewed and wooden sleepers will be replaced with steel versions between Brundall Junction and Great Yarmouth station. Patrick Hallgate, Network Rail’s Anglia Route Director said: "This is another example of the massive investment in the railway in East Anglia. Replacing the track, which is around sixty years old, will mean passengers will enjoy a more reliable and smoother journey. We appreciate passengers’ patience and cooperation whilst we carry out the work. Once we are completed, everyone travelling on this line will benefit from a much improved railway." Passengers are advised of the following service changes whilst this important work is carried out. Between 27 October and start of service on 12 November 2007:
  • On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October; and Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November, Norwich to Great Yarmouth services will be replaced by buses throughout.
  • Between Monday 29 October and Friday 09 November trains will run between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Berney Arms. A replacement bus service will operate between Norwich and Great Yarmouth calling at Brundall Gardens, Brundall, Lingwall, Acle.
Clive Morris Business Director Rural for 'one' railway added: "We welcome this significant investment by Network Rail which will help to further improve the reliability and performance of our Great Yarmouth services. While the work is carried out, we will be doing everything possible to ensure that the road replacement services operate efficiently to minimise any inconvenience to passengers."

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