Works will cause disruption on train services from Peterborough

Vital maintenance work on rail tracks around Peterborough will cause disruption over the next two months.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 10:43 am
Peterborough Railway Station.

Work will take place to replace wheel timbers on the line between Ely and Norwich and at Manea on the line between Ely and Peterborough. Wheel timbers are used to hold the track in place. Over time they deteriorate and need replacing to avoid speed restrictions that cause delays. This will take place on the following weekends:

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May

Sunday 30 May

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Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June

Sunday 20 June

Rail replacement services will run between Norwich and Ely and between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough when the work is taking place.

Passengers are advised to check before they travel and follow all the latest advice regarding Covid-19.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “Track wears out faster on the busy main lines and that’s why we carry out a regular programme of replacement across the network. Renewing the tracks helps to prevent faults that lead to speed restrictions and cancellations, meaning our passengers can get to where they need to be without delays.

“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this work.”

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “This track work will help to improve punctuality and performance along these busy parts of our network.

“We will be running a rail replacement bus service while the work takes place, so customers will be able to complete their journeys. Passengers should check before they travel, allow more time for their journey and wear a face covering when travelling by train or rail replacement bus and at our stations. Greater Anglia has several measures in place to keep customers safe, from regular cleaning and sanitisation of trains and stations, to high levels of face covering compliance.

“We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work takes place.”