Vital track works are set to be carried out by Network Rail between Ely and Kings Lynn to make services more reliable for passengers this month (February).
Nearly a mile of track and sleepers will be replaced between Littleport and Downham Market and maintenance work will be carried out. The work will take place on one weekend from the 20 – 21 February and includes renewing 120 tonnes of ballast.
The track gets worn from persistent use and Network Rail’s engineers carry out inspections and repairs regularly, but over time the track becomes so worn that a full replacement is the only option to avoid speed restrictions that cause delays and cancellations.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s Route Director for Anglia, said: “This work is vital to prevent track issues that cause disruption and keep services running safely, smoothly and reliably for our passengers.
“When complete, this work will reduce the number of delays and cancellations caused by track problems, benefitting passengers travelling between Ely and Kings Lynn.”
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