Over the Christmas and New Year period a major package of upgrades throughout the rail network in the Anglia region were completed by Network Rail engineers.
The work involved improvements to track, equipment and structures and will help make journeys more reliable for both passengers and freight.
Some of the work included:
Six points were replaced at London Liverpool Street along with overhead wire replacements in Stratford.
In Colchester, switches and crossings were replaced and in Norwich station, a crossover was refurbished.
Work was carried out on the Elizabeth line, extending platforms 16 and 17 at Liverpool street ready for longer trains due later this year.
Overhead wire work was completed on the Southend Victoria and Clacton-On-Sea branch lines.
Bridge structure works at Chalk Farm, Camden Road in London and Postwick in Norfolk were completed
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “All of this work, however large or small, has a positive impact across the whole network and is crucial to running a safe and reliable service for our passengers on all lines. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out this important work.”
“Further improvements are planned to take place over the coming weekends and I advise passengers to check before they travel.”
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “All of these works will help improve punctuality and reliability on our network.”
“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work was carried out. Further engineering work is planned to take place over the coming weeks and customers should check before they travel. Everyone will be able to complete their journey with us, even if part of it is by rail replacement bus.
“We would like to reassure customers that they can travel with confidence with us during the pandemic. We constantly monitor passenger numbers to ensure people can maintain social distancing on trains and rail replacement buses.”
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