Planned work on the railway tracks will cause more disruption for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Norwich.

Network Rail has announced that a rail replacement bus service will be running between the two stations over five consecutive weekends in the autumn. 

Work will take place every weekend in September, as well as the first weekend in November.

A bus replacement service will run during the works. 

Buses will also replace trains between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds on the Ipswich – Cambridge/Peterborough line.

A spokesman for Network Rail said that the company has plans to replace nine sets of 40-year-old points on either side of Stowmarket station during the early autumn. Points are movable sections of track that allow trains to move from one line to another, so they are crucial for the reliable running of the railway.

The old wooden sleepers under the track around Stowmarket station are also being replaced - work which apparently should not need redoing for another 50 years. 

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