No trains as upgrade to Anglia railway line set to begin

[NWR] norwich to london track upgrade
Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that they will be working at Maryland on the mainline from Norwich to London this weekend to renew track.

Over a total of nine weekends, engineers will carry out the following work:

  • replace track and points at Maryland to improve punctuality and reliability
  • overhead wire power upgrades for new trains
  • work at Ilford to improve drainage

A rail replacement service will run while the work takes place.

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What did the officials say?

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said:

“This is a very busy section of the network which sees hundreds of trains every day that our passengers rely on. This work will help us to maintain a safer and more reliable railway for passengers by reducing the number of train services affected by delays and cancellations.”

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said:

“We are very sorry about the inconvenience these works cause to passengers. We will make sure that all customers can complete their journey, even if part of it is by bus.

“This work is essential so that, together with Network Rail, we can improve punctuality and reliability on our railway.”

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  1. And what about replacing the last remaining ageing overhead wires at Stratford in East London. As well continuous overhead wiring replacements on the Southend Victoria line.


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