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 between Gidea Park and Shenfield from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 September

Start date
17/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Braintree / Southend Victoria / Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich International / Ipswich / Norwich

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

High output Ballast cleaning is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing 2 out of the 4 lines after 21:25 each night.

Trains between Gidea Park and Shenfield will have extended journey times of up to 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

Over time, ballast wears down and becomes rounded. The pieces of ballast then fit together less easily, reducing the ballast’s effectiveness.

Ballast cleaning removes this worn ballast, screens it and replaces the ‘dirty’ worn ballast with new angular ballast.