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Network Rail has announced various engineering projects which will take place at weekends across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
During May and June, track work will be taking place on the Great Eastern Main Line between Norwich and Ipswich
The includes renewal of tack north of Trowse swing bridge, replacing rail at Tharston, and renewal of track, ballast and sleepers at Wassicks level crossing just north of Haughley junction.
While the work is carried out, buses will be replacing trains between Norwich and Ipswich on the following weekends:-
Credit: Network Rail
In addition, on the line between Ely and Norwich, and on the line between Ely and Peterborough, work will take place to replace wheel timbers which are used to hold the track in place.
For this work to be completed, buses will run between Norwich and Ely and between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough on the following weekends:
Finally, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May, work will take place on the Wherry Lines signalling system between Norwich, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, along with maintenance work on the Oulton Broad swing bridge.
Buses will be replacing trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft all weekend of the Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “Track wears out faster on the busy main lines and that’s why we carry out a regular programme of replacement across the network. Renewing the tracks helps to prevent faults that lead to speed restrictions and cancellations, meaning our passengers can get to where they need to be without delays.
“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this work.”
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “This track work will help to improve punctuality and performance along these busy parts of our network.
“We will be running a rail replacement bus service while the work takes place, so customers will be able to complete their journeys. Passengers should check before they travel, allow more time for their journey and wear a face covering when travelling by train or rail replacement bus and at our stations. Greater Anglia has several measures in place to keep customers safe, from regular cleaning and sanitisation of trains and stations, to high levels of face covering compliance.
“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work takes place.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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