Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

Start date
26/05/2018  00:00
End date
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Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

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Greater Anglia

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.