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 Southminster / Southend Victoria on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November

Start date
23/11/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria and also between Wickford and Southminster

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Electrification work on the Southend Victoria line is resulting in all lines being blocked between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria.

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

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.