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 late night midweek service to and from Southend Victoria from Monday 8 until Wednesday 10 October

Start date
08/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Engineering work is taking place Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing all lines each night.

From 21:25, buses will replace late night trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria. From 00:15, some buses will be extended to start from Shenfield.

The last through trains will be:

  • 20:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 21:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

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:

Work on the next phase of a £46m programme that will transform travel on the Southend Victoria branch line will take place on weeknights until May as part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan.

Over the last year, engineers have installed over 100 structures that will carry new overhead wires and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and over 1km of overhead wire between Shenfield and Billericay. This marks the start of work to install 128km of overhead wire on the whole line to reduce delays caused by sagging overhead wires.