Colchester rail work finished on time – but more disruption to come down the line

New track being installed by Network Rail at Colchester station. Picture: NETWORK RAIL

New track being installed by Network Rail at Colchester station. Picture: NETWORK RAIL - Credit: Archant

Network Rail engineers have completed the installation of new track in Colchester station over the weekend – but there is still much more work to do on the main line to London over the autumn.

Network Rail engineers are installing new track on the Wherry Line between Lowestoft and Norwich. Pi

Network Rail engineers are installing new track on the Wherry Line between Lowestoft and Norwich. Picture: NETWORK RAIL - Credit: Archant

The company is also preparing to close the line between Lowestoft and Norwich for nine days from October 20-28 to allow engineers to replace track in the Reedham area.

That will also mean there are no trains between Beccles and Lowestoft on the weekends of 20/21 October and 27/28 October while signalling in the Lowestoft area is updated.

The work on the main line during the autumn will mean there are frequent bus replacements for some parts of the journey at weekends – although there are some that are clear and the work should not affect travel during the run-up to Christmas.

Network Rail says the work is necessary to upgrade track and signalling that has been in place for decades.


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