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.

Reduced service at Ipswich from 18:50 from Saturday 2 and all day Sunday 3 June

Start date
02/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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between Ipswich and Felixstowe

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe closing the line, works will also be taking place between Ipswich and Woodbridge / Bury St Edmunds and and between Diss and Manningtree / Colchester all day Sunday. As a result, no trains will run between these stations.

After 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, no trains will run. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations. Additionally, buses will replace trains all day Sunday between Ipswich and Woodbridge.


  • Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe from 18:50 on Saturday.


  • Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Colchester / Manningtree / Stowmarket / Woodbridge / Felixstowe all day.

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.