Important engineering works to upgrade the Felixstowe branch are set to begin in April 2018, bringing a significant step change for the transportation of freight as well as improved reliability for passenger services.
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The Clacton on Sea branch line reopened for a full service this morning (Monday 19 March)following repairs after a landslip last week.
Rail passenger services have returned to the Felixstowe branch line today (Monday 19 March) ahead of schedule, following repairs at a level crossing where a car was hit by a freight train.
The Felixstowe branch line will remain closed to passenger services until early next week, following a collision between a car and freight train that also damaged the signalling equipment and level crossing.
Repair work is under way following a landslip that caused extensive damage to the railway line between Clacton on Sea and Colchester. The line is expected to be closed for at least the next two days while the work takes place.
New video footage shows the installation of the first sections of a new track on the West Anglia main line as part of Network Rail’s £170m Lee Valley Rail programme. The project has reached a key milestone with over 3km of track installed on what will become the third line between Lea Bridge and the new Meridian Water station, allowing two additional trains per hour.
- Network Rail has successfully connected the existing rail network with the Elizabeth line tunnels at Pudding Mill Lane, Plumstead and Westbourne Park
- Upgrade of Gidea Park sidings completed to accommodate the full length Elizabeth line trains
- Signalling systems have been updated from Pudding Mill Lane to Shenfield to support Elizabeth line services
Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex rail passengers advised to plan ahead this Easter as Network Rail set to complete key upgrades
Passengers travelling from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are set to benefit from major rail upgrades this Easter as Network Rail carries out a package of work over the four-day period.
Network Rail and train companies are working to restore services across the Anglia route after heavy snow fall hit further south east than predicted.