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.


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