Work taking place on track

Network Rail completes maintenance work on London to Norwich line

Essential track and maintenance work has been completed between Marks Tey and Chelmsford on the London to Norwich main line.

The work completed by Network Rail took place over a series of weekends throughout September, October and November.

The work is essential to ensure services continue to run safely and reliably on the main line which included:

  • Removing track defects to prevent delays from track issues.
  • Track, signalling and overhead line maintenance works.
  • Maintenance works to the switches and crossings units to keep them in good working order.
  • High output ballast cleaning work to improve drainage and support the track bed.

Network Rail commented on the importance of the work completed on the London to Norwich main line.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s Route Director for Anglia said: “We’ve completed a package of track, overhead line and maintenance work.

“[The work] is vital for improving reliability and reducing delays for passengers travelling on the busy Norwich to London main line.

“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out this work.”

Engineers keep on top of repairs and essential maintenance work throughout the year to prevent delays caused by track issues.

The London to Norwich main line is one of the busiest rail lines in the UK.

The busier the network, the more worn the track becomes over time and therefore it is essential that engineers keep on top of maintenance work on the line.


TCR Midlands

RTM Feb/Mar 24

Rail station: Metamorphosis

This issue highlights the latest topics within the rail industry, from new West Midlands railway stations to decarbonisation Govia Thameslink Railway.

More articles...

View all
TransCityRail Banner


Mids \ 29 02 24
South \ 11 07 24
North \ 07 11 24

TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.


TransCityRail SOUTH

The South of England accounts for a significant portion of the UK’s rail investment strategy and is home to 7 sub-national transport bodies that have all placed rail infrastructure at the centre of their strategic investment plans.

Every year industry leaders from Network Rail, HS2, Train Operators, major contractors and transport bodies converge at the TransCityRail SOUTH conference, exhibition and networking dinner for a day of collaboration, conversation and engagement.

At this year's event, we're discussing...