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.

Buses replace trains between Chelmsford and Ipswich on Sunday 7 October

Start date
07/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich and also between Witham and Braintree

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Engineering work is taking place between Chelmsford and Ipswich, closing all lines.

Buses will operate between the following stations:

  • Direct fast buses between Ingatestone and Ipswich
  • Direct fast buses will run between Ingatestone, Colchester and Manningtree
  • Chelmsford and Colchester (calling at intermediate stations)
  • Witham and Braintree

Trains which usually run between London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea will run between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea only.

Customers may need to change at Ingatestone for bus connections towards Colchester.

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.