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.

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September

Start date
14/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
Download map of route afected Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria and also between Wickford and Southminster 
TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Overhead electric wire renewal work is taking place between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and between Wickford and Southminster.

On Saturday 14 September - As a result of road closures for Wickford Carnival, rail replacement services will now be unable to call at Wickford between 11:45 - 13:55.

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.