Rail delays set to return

AFTER weeks of clear tracks to London, engineering teams are this weekend moving back on to the main line between East Anglia and Liverpool Street.During the summer work has been concentrated on branch lines in East Anglia, leaving the main line clear for people who wanted to have a weekend day out in the capital,However buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Marks Tey every Sunday in October as engineers update track in the Colchester area of Essex.

AFTER weeks of clear tracks to London, engineering teams are this weekend moving back on to the main line between East Anglia and Liverpool Street.

During the summer work has been concentrated on branch lines in East Anglia, leaving the main line clear for people who wanted to have a weekend day out in the capital,

However buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Marks Tey every Sunday in October as engineers update track in the Colchester area of Essex.

This likely to add almost an hour to journey times and passengers are advised to check train times on www.nationalexpresseastanglia.co.uk before starting any journeys.


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Although the current phase of work is due to finish at the end of October, other engineering work is scheduled on the line during the rest of the year.

Among the days affected will be December 7, when Ipswich Town is due to travel to Norwich for the East Anglian derby match at Carrow road.

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The train company is due to publish details of its Christmas and New Year services early next week, allowing passengers to book advance tickets over the holiday period.

There is no long-term closure of Liverpool Street proposed, as happened last year, the station is due to be closed on December 27 and 28 in addition to Christmas Day and Boxing Day - giving engineers four days to carry out major track work.

Last year an 11-day closure of the station over-ran, causing major problems for commuters returning to work after the Christmas and New Year holiday.

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