Little disruption planned for rail passengers over August bank holiday
- Credit: Greater Anglia
Network Rail often carries out engineering work over bank holidays because there are fewer people travelling then - but next month's August holiday weekend will be the exception in East Anglia.
The vast majority of trains should be able to operate normally over that weekend - the only closure will be the Newmarket to Ely stretch of line because Network Rail is building a new station at Soham.
That work means there will be no trains between Bury St Edmunds and Ely - causing disruption to Ipswich to Peterborough services - on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, August 29 and 30.
All other routes should be open throughout the weekend which should be good news for Greater Anglia - more people are stating to take the train, especially for leisure trips, as restrictions on travel have been eased over the last few weeks.