Track renewal work on the Harwich branch line has been completed by Network Rail.
The work to upgrade the track near Harwich started back in January and meant that rail replacement buses were needed while the work took place.
Over 600 tonnes of ballast was used during the project, which involved replacing the track, sleepers and ballast along a quarter of a mile section of track close to Harwich International railway station.
In addition to the track work, the surfaces at three level crossings along the line were also renewed.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We’ve renewed the track on the Harwich branch line to keep everything in good working order for our passenger and freight customers. Track renewals are essential to reduce the number of delays and cancellations caused by faults, enabling both passengers and goods to arrive on time.”
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “These improvements will help improve punctuality and performance on the Harwich branch line. We are working with Network Rail to transform the railway in East Anglia and our new trains are due to be introduced on this line later this year.”
“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work was carried out.”
“Government advice at the moment is to stay at home and to only travel for essential reasons such as work, medical appointments and other legally permissible reasons. Our Safer Travel pledge highlights everything we are currently doing to help keep customers safe while travelling with us.”
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