Suffolk: Longer train journeys this weekend

Rail travellers who are planning on a bank holiday getaway this weekend will be faced with longer journeys because of engineering works.

Major works are taking place over the weekend between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford as part of a �200million project.

Engineering works are also scheduled to take place in the Ipswich area between Saturday and Monday.

As a result of the works travellers are being advised to give themselves plenty of time for their journeys.

National Rail have estimated that journeys between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich could take around an hour longer than normal this weekend.

A spokesman for national rail said: “This August bank holiday weekend around 1,700 extra trains will run compared to the same bank holiday last year.

“This bank holiday, in some parts of the country, work is on-going – just like any other weekend – to improve the network and benefit future passenger journeys.”

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Engineering work is expected to take place on Saturday and Sunday and there will be an amended service on the Monday.

National Rail have asked commuters to check how their journey will be impacted by the works before travelling.

To find out more about your journey please visit

Are you planning a getaway this bank holiday? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or alternatively e-mail eveningstarletters@evening

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