Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria until 09:15 on Sunday 18 August

Start date
18/08/2019  00:00
End date
18/08/2019 
Route affected
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Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria

 
TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Overhead electric wire renewal work is taking place between Wickford and Southend Victoria until 09:15, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail are replacing the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment. The wiring system currently in place along the route was installed in the 1950s and needs replacing to prevent frequent failures that cause delays, in order to improve reliability of the rail service.