Programme of essential track improvements successfully completed on Anglia’s rail network: Norfolk track renewals 1

Monday 28 Jun 2021

Programme of essential track improvements successfully completed on Anglia’s rail network

Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia

Essential track works in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire areas have been completed to keep rail services running safely and reliably for passengers across the region.

The package of upgrades and renewals started in May and completed this weekend (27 June) which comprised:

  • Renewal of nearly half a mile of track just north of Trowse swing bridge
  • Renewal of one mile of rail at Tharston
  • Renewal of track, sleepers and ballast at Wassicks level crossing just north of Haughley junction
  • Replacement of wheel timbers on the line between Ely and Norwich and at Manea on the line between Ely and Peterborough
  • Resignalling work on the Wherry Lines between Norwich, Lowestoft and Yarmouth
  • Maintenance work at Oulton Broad swing bridge.

On these busy lines, track and equipment wears out over time and needs to be replaced. The work is essential to keep everything in good working condition, meaning trains can run safely and reliably with fewer delays for passenger and freight services.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We understand how frustrating it is when journeys are delayed and that’s why we’ve completed this programme of upgrades and renewals across the rail network over the last two months. This work is essential to keep services running safely and reliably and aims to prevent delays caused by infrastructure faults.”

For more information about rail improvements across the Anglia region go to: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/anglia/improving-the-railway-in-anglia/

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