Published on : Saturday, April 13, 2019
With Easter just over a week away, and the early May bank holiday fast approaching, Network Rail is reminding passengers to check their plans if they’re travelling across East London, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk as it carries out a package of upgrades.
While passengers are set to benefit from the works, anyone travelling between 19-22 April and is reminded to check before they travel as a 13,800-strong workforce across the country will work around the clock this Easter to deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and services for passengers.
On the Anglia route, there will be no trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria with services replaced by buses.
Most c2c services will be diverted to Liverpool Street instead of Fenchurch Street from Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April as the station will be closed, except for services on the Rainham line which will be replaced by buses.
Teams of engineers will work on a number of projects, and below is further detail of some of the work that will be carried out over Easter:
Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “The work taking place across the Anglia route is absolutely vital to provide passengers with a much more reliable service.
“We know there is never a good time to close the railway but doing the work over the bank holiday means we can achieve so much more and deliver the punctuality and reliability benefits to passengers at a time when fewer people want to travel.
“We are working closely with c2c, Greater Anglia and TfL to help passengers complete their journeys, and we would like to thank you for your patience while these vital works take place.”
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “We’re sorry when customers are inconvenienced by engineering works, as we know passengers would rather travel by train all the way.
“A large part of the network is engineering-free this Easter and as ever we’d advise people to check before they travel.”
Julian Drury, c2c Managing Director said: “We’ll be working with Network Rail to do our best to keep customers moving this Easter during these essential upgrades.
“We’ll be diverting our services from Southend and Basildon to Liverpool Street and Stratford, while for other areas of our route we’ll be providing shuttle trains and buses to help you with your journey.”
There is also advance notice of some of the engineering works taking place over the early-May bank holiday between 4-6 May.
Fenchurch Street station will be closed due to track renewal work between Fenchurch Street and East Ham, with trains diverted to Liverpool Street.
There will be works that will enable future services to run as part of the Barking Riverside extension project, affecting services between Barking and Purfleet with c2c services being diverted to Liverpool Street.
On Greater Anglia, the overhead lines and structures are being replaced between Shenfield to Southend Victoria and Southminster, with buses replacing trains between Shenfield to Southend Victoria and Southminster.
Work will continue the West Anglia capacity enhancement scheme between Stratford and Cheshunt. Greater Anglia West Anglia services will be diverted via Seven Sisters.
Passengers are advised to check their journey with their train operator or before travelling.
Rail replacement bus services will operate on some routes to allow passengers to complete their journeys while these works are taking place.
From Good Friday until Easter Monday, buses will replace trains between:
From Good Friday until Easter Monday:
C2C will also operate a shuttle service of two trains per hour between:
On Easter Saturday:
Source:- Network Rail
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