Little disruption planned for rail passengers over August bank holiday

Greater Anglia bimode train at Peterborough

Trains between Ipswich and Peterborough are likely to be the only services affected by engineering work over the 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.

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