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More disruption on the way as track is replaced at Ipswich and in Essex

PUBLISHED: 16:33 06 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:33 06 September 2017

Track is being replaced at Ipswich Station. File picture: PAUL GEATER

Track is being replaced at Ipswich Station. File picture: PAUL GEATER

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Rail services between East Anglia and London will be disrupted again later this month as new track is installed in the Ipswich area and in Essex.

There will be no trains between Manningtree and Stowmarket on Sundays September 17 and 24 with a bus link for passengers from those stations, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.

On September 30 and October 1 and on October 7 and 8 there are no trains between Marks Tey and Witham with a replacement bus service for train passengers. The same closure applies on October 15.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “We’ll make sure customers can complete their journeys while this vital engineering work is taking place.

“We’ll have about 50 buses a day and extra staff at stations to make sure customers catch the right bus on each day of engineering work.”

Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “This work is essential to improve reliability and keep services running smoothly on this busy main line as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

“I understand that closing the line is inconvenient and I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this work. Passengers are advised to check before they travel at weekends.”

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