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.

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield after 21:25 from Monday 17 until Thursday 20 August

Start date
17/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

TOC(s) affected
Greater AngliaTfL Rail

High Output Ballast Work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Greater Anglia:

Trains to and from London Liverpool Street via Shenfield will need to travel at a reduced speed past the engineering work, which means journey times will be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Additionally, the 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria, and the 21:10 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will not run.

TfL Rail:

After 21:00, some trains towards Shenfield will be amended to terminate at Gidea Park. Trains from Shenfield will be retimed by up to 4 minutes.

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.

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.