Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

Start date
07/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Cambridge / Peterborough and Ipswich

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Ballast cleaning is taking place between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, calling at intermediate stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

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.