Rail replacement services for the Harwich railway line as part of planned modernization works



Network Rail will carry out rail modernization work from this weekend on the Harwich branch.

Rail replacement services will operate on Sundays from January 10 to February 7.

The work involves replacing more than a quarter of a mile of track near Harwich Internation station, ties and 600 tonnes of ballast will also be replaced.

Three level crossings on the branch line will also benefit from surface improvements at the same time.

Further work will take place at Wrabness on the embankment. This work is scheduled for February 13 and 14.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s Route Director for Anglia, said: “Keeping the tracks in good condition is essential to operating a safe and reliable railway for our passengers and freight customers on this line. The work will reduce the number of delays and cancellations caused by defects and track problems, allowing passengers and cargo to arrive on time. “

Jamie Burles, Managing Director of Greater Anglia, said: “The new runway will help improve the punctuality and reliability of our network.

“The government’s advice currently is to stay home, although you can travel with us if you need it for medical appointments, work, or other reasons listed in the advice.”

“We would like to reassure customers who need to travel with us that they can travel with confidence – including on rail replacement buses – as we continue to focus on cleaning and sanitizing and making it easier to distance social for people. ”

“Anyone who has to travel during this engineering work should check before traveling and allow extra time for their trip. Anyone will be able to travel with us, even if part of it is by rail replacement bus. “

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