Track renewals at Bishop's Stortford

Bishop’s Stortford track renewals to improve reliability

Track renewals are planned from early 2022 at Bishop’s Stortford to reduce delays and improve reliability of rail services for passengers travelling between London and Cambridge, Stansted and King’s Lynn.

Network Rail engineers will carry out the work during weekends between January and May 2022, with some disruption expected for passengers.

During the track works, Network Rail will:

  • Renewal of eleven points, the pieces of track that enable trains to change from one track to another
  • Over half a mile of track renewal
  • Re-timber and re-rail over two bridges
  • Platform works at Bishops Stortford station
  • Drainage works to keep the track bed in good condition

The works are being carried out to prevent issues which cause delays from wear and tear on the track from constant use by trains.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s Route Director for Anglia, said: “We’re committed to improving reliability and driving down delays and cancellations for our passengers across the Anglia region. This work on the West Anglia Main Line is essential to keep the track in good condition and keep services running on time.”

Jamie Burles, Managing Director at Greater Anglia, added: “We have started to roll out new trains on the West Anglia route and this work will help improve punctuality and reliability along this very busy line.

“We would like to thank passengers for their patience while this work is carried out. We will make sure they can complete their journey, even if part of it is by rail replacement bus.”

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