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Rail engineers expect to complete repair works on rail bridge in Manea ahead of weekend services: Manea bridge-4

Rail engineers expect to complete repair works on rail bridge in Manea ahead of weekend services

Friday 1 Jun 2018

Engineers are undertaking urgent repair work on a rail bridge in the Manea area between Ely and Peterborough. An area of deterioration was found on the rail bridge structure during a regular inspection. To protect the safety of those using the 170 rail services that cross the bridge daily , we, in cooperation with our train operator partners, decided not to run  services today between Ely and Peterborough.

Repairs have been progressing throughout the day and we expect the line to reopen for weekend services early Saturday morning.

Rail engineers working to repair a rail bridge in the Manea area to restore weekend services: Manea Bridge-5

Rail engineers working to repair a rail bridge in the Manea area to restore weekend services

Friday 1 Jun 2018

Engineers are undertaking urgent repair work on a rail bridge in the Manea area to restore services as quickly as possible between Ely and Peterborough. Late last night, Network Rail, identified a fault following a regular survey of the bridge structure and in cooperation with our train operating partners, decided not to run passenger services between Ely and Peterborough to maintain the safety of passengers. This has allowed our engineers to carry out the urgent repair work which is expected to continue at least until the end of today. Engineers hope to be able to repair the fault in time for the weekend but further updates will be provided as work progresses.

Essential upgrades completed on Norwich to London rail line: Ilford to Maryland OLE renewals GEML 8-2

Essential upgrades completed on Norwich to London rail line

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Essential upgrades were completed over the bank holiday weekend as part of a £250m programme to upgrade the overhead wiring system between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street, which will provide a more reliable service for passengers travelling between Norwich and London.

New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings in Anglia: New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings

New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings in Anglia

Wednesday 16 May 2018

New research from Network Rail reveals a quarter1 of Anglia residents think crossing a motorway on foot is more dangerous than crossing the railway on foot, despite the fact that trains cannot swerve out of the way. This lack of awareness is causing more people to take risks, with only 33% identifying that crossing when barriers are down and no train is coming is a risk and only 21% recognising that crossing when the lights are flashing is a risk.

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