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Network Rail to cancel some London services over Easter weekend to replace 250m of track

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Network Rail to cancel some London services over Easter weekend to replace 250m of track

Commuters ought to double-check their journeys in April after Network Rail confirmed it’s finishing up ‘main enchancment’ works in London.

Teams will take away and replace round 250 metres of track as half of a £2 million mission in North London, and replace the overhead line tools (OLE) in East London and Essex as half of an £80 million operation.

For the work to be carried out safely bus alternative services might be scheduled over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Network Rail stated folks ought to proceed to observe the newest authorities pointers and solely journey on public transport in the event that they want to make important journeys.

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The works will happen over Easter Bank vacation

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, stated: “We are investing over £80 million to fully renew the track and overhead strains between London and Shoeburyness. This large bundle of work will take time to full, and I’d like to thank passengers for his or her endurance and help throughout this time.

This funding goals to enhance reliability on this line for the profit of passengers, freight clients, communities and the broader economic system, for years to come.”

Paul Rutter, route director for Network Rail’s East Coast route, added: “This work to improve the track at Bowes Park will convey extra dependable services for passengers travelling on the Hertford Loop, commuting into central London or connecting to the East Coast Main Line.

“We’ve rigorously deliberate this mission to preserve disruption to a minimal and bus alternative services are in place for passengers making important journeys over Easter.

Bus alternative:

Areas that might be affected embody Alexandra Palace, Gordon Hill, Bowes Park and Hertford North in North London, and Upminister and Hornchurch in East London.

On Saturday, April 3 – Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Gordon Hill.

On Sunday, April 4 – Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Hertford North.

Monday, April 5 – Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Gordon Hill.

Rail alternative bus services might be in operation between Upminster and Pitsea on Sunday, April, 4 and between Upminster and Grays on Monday, April 5.

Buses may also replace prepare services between Southend Central and Shoeburyness from 11.55pm on Monday, April 5.

Network Rail is finishing up 600 improve tasks, price greater than a complete of £116 million over Easter.

Check your journey earlier than travelling and observe #EasterRailWorks on Twitter.