Want a train? Catch a bus!

IF you are planning to travel by train this weekend . . . then you'll probably be travelling by bus!Network Rail engineers are taking advantage of the three-day weekend to undertake major work on lines across the region.

IF you are planning to travel by train this weekend . . . then you'll probably be travelling by bus!

Network Rail engineers are taking advantage of the three-day weekend to undertake major work on lines across the region.

Buses will replace trains between Liverpool Street and Colchester although there will be shuttle trains as far as Chelmsford from Colchester.

The bus shuttle will continue between Bury St Edmunds and Ely because of the damage to a bridge which will probably be closed until the new year.

And travellers heading west via Norwich will find services between that city and Thetford are also replaced by buses.

Up to 1,000 Network Rail maintenance workers will be carrying out a range of works across the Anglia region to maintain and improve the network, including: platform lengthening as part of 2012 works at Stratford, overhead line renewals, drainage improvement works to help prevent future delays, and work on points and level crossings.

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Network Rail is also taking advantage of the line closures to carry out vegetation and litter clearances and also to remove unsightly graffiti.