Engineering work taking place

Track upgrades in Bishop's Stortford form part of huge Easter upgrades

Key track upgrades are set to take place in the Bishop’s Stortford area as Network Rail looks to modernize the areas rail network.

Engineers will deliver a huge programme of work as Network Rail collaborate with Greater Anglia to help create a more reliable service.

The package of work and improvements set to take place includes:

  • The renewal of eleven points
  • Platform works to improve the passenger experience at Bishops Stortford
  • Drainage works to maintain the condition of the track bed
  • The re-timbering and re-railing of two bridges
  • Renewing over half a mile of track

As part of a wider project Greater Anglia will extend the platforms at Hertford East station.

This will facilitate the operators work to replace its entire fleet of trains with brand new longer trains.

Jamie Burles, Managing Director at Greater Anglia, spoke on the body of work set to take place.

Mr Burles said: “The 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.”

Network Rail commented on the programme of work taking place over the coming months.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s Route Director for Anglia said: “Most of the network will be available for passengers to enjoy days out by rail throughout the Easter holidays.

“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this important work to renew the track to improve reliability on this busy line.”

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