Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Stowmarket and Ely / Cambridge on Sunday 16 August

Start date
16/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between Ipswich and Peterborough / Cambridge

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

High Output Ballast Work is taking place between Stowmarket and Ely / Cambridge, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Stowmarket and Ely.

Buses will also replace trains between Stowmarket and Cambridge. Please note, buses will serve Cambridge North instead of Cambridge main station.

Connecting trains will be provided between Ely and Peterborough, Cambridge North and Cambridge, and also between Ipswich and Stowmarket.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station 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.