Rail passengers hoping to use weekend trains around Suffolk during the spring should find things are better than they have been recently - but there could still be some disruption.

There will be trains running to London on most weekends - but there are some disruptions planned, especially on Sundays.

This weekend the main line is closed at Chelmsford meaning that buses replace trains between Witham and Billericay on Saturday and Sunday - but this is the last weekend of a total closure there until the late May Bank Holiday weekend.

However, buses will replace trains on services from Ipswich to Cambridge, Peterborough and Lowestoft on some weekends.

Full details can be found on the Greater Anglia website. Where bus services are operating, some will be unable to stop outside the rail station as they normally would because of work to level crossings.

The bus stop for Saxmundham will be opposite Patmore Water Softeners on South Entrance, a four-minute walk from the station.

Most lines will be open over the early May bank holiday weekend - although travellers from West Suffolk who want to make a trip to London might need to make alternative arrangements because of work on the line between Cambridge and Liverpool Street.

The story is different at the end of the month when there will be major work creating a new station north of Chelmsford causing two more days of rail replacement buses over the late May bank holiday.

But all line closures and bus replacements can be seen on Greater Anglia's website.