Tuesday 20 Apr 2004


Region & Route:
| Southern
NEWS RELEASE & PHOTO / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY Network Rail and its industry partners today released the temporary timetable, which will take effect on 11 July 2004 for eight weeks during the Ipswich tunnel closure. 50,000 copies of the timetable have been distributed around East Anglia at stations, tourist information centres and libraries to ensure that passengers are aware of the alternative travel arrangements. Mark Livock, Network Rail Project Director said:  “The timetable comprehensively explains the alterations to passenger services during the eight-week tunnel closure.  It includes all trains from Norwich to Liverpool Street, including weekends, with the bus journeys highlighted for ease of use.” This morning members of the project team hand delivered timetables to commuters at Ipswich Station. Mr Livock continued: “There has been lots of publicity about the tunnel closure.  Timetables and posters will be in all the usual places, but we want to go that step further and make sure that regular passengers have the timetable, in their hand, well in advance.”             The 30-page timetable includes information on: car parking; Manningtree station facilities; changes to train start times; catering and further contacts for disabled passengers.

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