Future engineering work

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Buses replace evening trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 November

Start date
05/11/2018  00:00
End date
07/11/2018 
Route affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria

 
TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday evening until Thursday morning, closing all lines.

From 23:00 onwards, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

Additionally:

  • The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed to depart at 23:05, and will terminate at Wickford. A replacement bus will run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.
  • The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will be retimed to depart at 23:05, and will terminate at Wickford. A replacement bus will run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.
  • The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. Customers should use the 00:18 or 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services, changing at Shenfield for bus services towards Southend.

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

Bicycles:

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.