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.

Retimed late night service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Monday 4 until Thursday 7 March

Start date
04/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Greater Anglia between Southend Victoria / Colchester Town / Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze / Ipswich / Norwich and London Liverpool Street, and also between Southminster and Wickford

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

High Output Ballast Cleaning is taking place between Seven Kings and Gidea Park, closing 2 out of 4 lines each night.

From approximately 21:25, some Greater Anglia services will be retimed to depart earlier than usual. Journey times may also be extended by up to 10 minutes between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

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.