Ipswich track works, via Network Rail

Renovation works scheduled for August Bank Holiday

Rail passengers across the Anglia network are set to benefit from major renovation works to the railway’s infrastructure that are set to be conducted over the coming Bank Holiday weekend. Due to this, passengers are now being advised to check availability before travelling over the period.

Works will take place from Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August and includes:

  • Signalling works as part of the Cambridge re-signalling programme between Ipswich and Ely and Cambridge North
  • Track renewal at Elmswell level crossing
  • Track, drainage, and overhead wire structure works between Clapton and Chingford
  • Overhead wire work between Barking and Pitsea as part of the overhead wire renewals programme on the line between London and Shoeburyness (Sunday only).
  • Points works between Fenchurch Street and Barking
  • Greater Anglia will also conduct platform extension works on between Broxbourne and Hertford East and between Stratford and Meridian Water

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said:

“We’re carrying out renewal and upgrade works across the network to improve reliability and prevent delays now and in the future. Passengers are advised to check before they travel. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this essential work.”

These upcoming renewal works are essential for the safety and stability of future services across the network, giving passengers the best possible experiences. There are expected disruptions, with rail replacement bus services being available for those affected, meaning passengers should plan ahead and check their journeys before travelling. The scheduling of these works for the Bank Holiday weekend should mean as little disruption as possible, but in these circumstances, they are often unavoidable.

The rest of Anglia’s rail network, including the main lines, will be open for passengers to enjoy days out by rail over the extended weekend.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said:

“We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused by these projects, but it’s essential so that we can run our new longer trains.

“Customers should check before they travel and allow more time for their journeys.

“Where we are able to run rail replacement buses, they will be fully accessible with extra staff on hand to make the transition between train and bus as easy as possible.

“Customer reaction to our new trains has been fantastic. With their plug and USB points, fast free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, improved accessibility features, dedicated cycle spaces and better passenger information screens, our new trains offer a much better travel experience.”

Want to know more about the opportunities to become a key supplier to the UK rail industry? Attend TransCityRail and access an exclusive marketplace of buyers from Network Rail, HS2, Train Operators, Major Contractors, and all other tiers of the supply chain. For more information and to secure your place click here

RTM Mag Cover, Feb/March 23


Investing in the future of Scotland's rainforest

This issue highlights the latest topics within the rail industry, from decarbonising the Midlands, improving rail safety, meeting the future priorities of Scotland's Railway & more!                                                      


View all videos
TransCityRail Banner


South \ 28 09 23
North \ 09 11 23
Mids \ 29 02 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.


Episode 37 - What does the future of transport look like

This episode of Track Talk sees a discussion with Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South Iain Stewart, Chair of the Transport Committee. The focus of this episode revolves around disruptive technologies within the rail sector, specifically the impact that the new, innovative advancements and trends might have across all modes of transport. The Transport Committee are taking proposals from people in the sector who are in the know about innovations that deserve more attention, so we have given them the platform to discuss the process and hear what the committee is looking for. 

More articles...

View all