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Trains will be replaced by buses on some weekends as work continues on the construction of the new railway station in Soham, Cambridgeshire.
Passengers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough via Ely should check ahead of travelling for changes which may affect their journey.
Network Rail have said that for some of the construction work to take place, they need to work on or near the track and that the work needs to be completed when trains are not running.
Rail replacement buses will be in operation on the following dates:-
Work on the new platform and footbridge along with ground levelling and track adjustments will take place while the line is closed.
The contract to build the station the new railway station at Soham was awarded in August last year
It is expected that the new railway station at Soham, funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, will open from December 2021. The original station was closed in the 1960s.
Greater Anglia trains will call at the station on their Ipswich to Peterborough service.
Network Rail have a project page about the station construction which you can view here.
Katherine Scott, Network Rail’s sponsor for the Soham station project said: “The enabling work to prepare the ground for the new station is progressing well but we’re now getting into the main civil construction phase when we need to work very close to or on the line.”
“It’s an important safety measure to plan our works when trains are not running and I’d like to thank weekend passengers in advance for their patience as we build a new station for the Soham community.”
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “Due to the construction work at Soham, services between Ipswich and Peterborough and Ipswich and Cambridge will be affected.”
“Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Ely (replacing Peterborough services) and between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds (replacing Cambridge services). Connecting trains will operate between Ely and Peterborough, and between Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.”
“Passengers should check before they travel and allow more time for their journeys. 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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