Rail bridge work to lead to replacement bus service next month

A bridge over the River Deben is set to be worked on next month

A bridge over the River Deben is set to be worked on next month - Credit: Network Rail

A rail replacement bus service will be in place for two days next month as Network Rail makes improvements to a bridge on the East Suffolk Line. 

Network Rail will be replacing wheel timbers, which are used to support the track, on a rail bridge that crosses the River Deben in early March. 

Network Rail says replacing a total of six timbers - three pairs - these timbers before they deteriorate further will prevent the need for speed restrictions.

A rail replacement bus service between Saxmundham and Ipswich will be in place from March 6 and 7. 

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “Running a safe and reliable railway is my absolute priority, and this work is essential to prevent delays and cancellations on the East Suffolk Line.


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"I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while this work takes place.”

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “Timetables are available on our website and customers should wear a mask while travelling with us, unless they are exempt.

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“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this essential work takes place."

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