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.

Major improvement between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southminster / Southend Victoria from Sunday 23 December to Tuesday 1 January

Start date
23/12/2018  00:00
End date
01/01/2019 
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street between Southend Victoria / Southminster / Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

 
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Description

Major improvement work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southminster / Southend Victoria, closing various lines.

There will be no train service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Billericay, throughout this period.

There in no service on Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

Great Anglia:

London Liverpool Street - Chelmsford - Colchester - Clacton-on-Sea - Ipswich - Norwich

Trains will NOT run between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone. Trains will run between Ingatestone and Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich.

Buses will run between Ingatestone and Newbury Park Underground station via Shenfield.

Valid tickets can be used on London Underground services between Newbury Park / Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

London Liverpool Street - Southminster - Southend Victoria

From Sunday 23 to Friday 28 December

Trains will NOT run between Billericay and London Liverpool Street. Trains will run between Southend Victoria / Southminster and Billericay.

Buses will replace trains between Billericay and Newbury Park Underground station via Shenfield and London Underground services between Newbury Park and London Liverpool Street.

Saturday 29 December to Tuesday 1 January:

Trains will NOT run between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria.

Buses will operate between Southminster / Southend Victoria and Newbury Park Underground via Shenfield. You may use your ticket on London Underground services between Newbury Park and London.

Greater Anglia ticket acceptance with c2c:

During the engineering work (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day) c2c will accept
monthly and longer season ticket holders into/out of London on the Southend and Southminster branch lines.

TfL Rail:

Sunday 23 until midday on Thursday 27 December

No trains services will run between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Replacement buses will run between:

  • Shenfield and Newbury Park via Chadwell Heath, for links via London Underground
  • Romford to Stratford calling at all stations except Maryland

Thursday 27 December from midday until Monday 1 January:

No service between London Liverpool Street and Romford

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Shenfield and Newbury Park via Chadwell Heath, for links via London Underground
  • Romford to Stratford calling at all stations except Maryland

c2c:
c2c services will not run to / from London Liverpool Street on the 22 / 23 December, or on the 28 / 29 December. c2c services do not run to / from London Liverpool Street on weekdays.

London Overground - As a result of these works, there is no service between Romford and Upminster.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can find out where the replacement buses will depart from 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:

Network Rail are investing £250 million on upgrades to the overhead wiring system on the Great Eastern main line between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford, in order to increase peak capacity by 30%.

Similar upgrades on the Southend Victoria line are also taking place, replacing infrastructure that dates back to the 1950s. Both projects aim to reduce delays and cancellations, increase capacity, and support the introduction of new rolling stock on these routes.

More information on these upgrades can be found here.