Landslip at Billericay to cause disruption to passenger services on the Southend Victoria line
A landslip has caused damage to the tracks between Billericay and Wickford on the Southend Victoria line. Following a report from a train driver and an inspection by engineers, it was found that ballast, the stones that help keep tracks safely in place, have fallen away under a section of track.
Gospel Oak to Barking line reopens today
The Gospel Oak to Barking line has reopened today (Wednesday 19 February) following completion of extensive repairs following a derailed freight wagon.
Better platform access for passengers at Littleport station
Passengers will start to see a benefit from the investment being made to introduce eight-car services on the Fen line between Cambridge and King’s Lynn.
UPDATE: Gospel Oak to Barking line freight derailment – Line to reopen Wednesday 19 February
Following good progress by engineers over the weekend, despite Storm Dennis, services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line are expected to resume on Wednesday 19 February.
New signalling system introduced on the Wherry lines
Over 130 years of signalling history came to an end today on the Wherry lines with the reopening of the Norwich to Yarmouth line following completion of work to introduce a new computerised signalling system, improving reliability of train services. A section of the East Suffolk line from Beccles to Lowestoft also reopened today.
UPDATE: Gospel Oak to Barking line freight derailment – Friday 14 February
Work on the Gospel Oak to Barking line is progressing really well and the date for reopening the line will be confirmed next week.
UPDATE: Gospel Oak to Barking line freight derailment (Friday 7 February)
Work to repair the damage caused by a derailed freight wagon on the Gospel Oak to Barking line (on Thursday 23 January) is progressing well and the timescale for completion of the work is expected to be confirmed next week.
Storm Ciara - Anglia Passengers Warned of Potential Disruption
With gusts of around 70mph forecast across the region, Network Rail and train operators are preparing for the impact of Storm Ciara this Sunday with speed restrictions and some reduced services expected.
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