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Work on track and points at Maryland has been completed by Network Rail and will benefit passenger and freight trains passing through the area.
This work should mean fewer delays on the busy Norwich to London line for years to come.
Engineers renewed four crossovers over the course of eight weekends. These crossovers are important in reducing delays when there are issues on one of the tracks ahead.
This is a busy junction, and it is relied on for moving freight trains and passenger trains in and out of London Liverpool Street and around the region.
Credit: Network Rail
The new track is expected to last 25 years.
What did the officials say?
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said:
“Although most of our passengers are staying at home right now, our engineers are still carrying out essential work like this to keep services running smoothly and safely every day for key workers and to keep vital freight services moving. This work will improve reliability for years to come, meaning fewer delays and cancellations now and when our passengers return.”
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia’s managing director, said:
“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work was carried out. The completion of this work means that trains can now run at their normal speed again, so there will be fewer delays and a more punctual service through this key piece of track. These improvements are essential and will help ensure key workers reach their destinations on time.
“We have already started to introduce new intercity trains on the line between Norwich and London, which further helps the transformation of the railway in East Anglia.
“While many of our customers are heeding government advice and staying at home, we are very thankful to our railway colleagues, both at Greater Anglia and Network Rail, who are continuing to keep the railway open for essential travel.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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