Track renewal taking place

Network Rail set to complete upgrades on West Anglia Main Line

Work is set to commence this month between London and Cambridge and Stansted and Kings Lynn to reduce delays and improve reliability.

The track, bridge and station works are set to start this month and will continue until June 2022.

Network Rail are urging passengers to check how the work may affect their journeys as work takes place at Bishops Stortford on some weekends.

The following work will be conducted by Network Rail:

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

This work is essential to ensure that services can run as smoothly in possible in the future and to reduce delays.

Network Rail commented on how this work will be beneficial to the Anglia region.

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 spoke on the work taking place to improve reliability in the region.

Mr Burles said: “We have started to roll out new trains on the West Anglia route.

“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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