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Improvements to the railway around Colchester

13 May 2014

A £7m programme to upgrade the ageing railway infrastructure around Colchester station will create more reliable train services for the growing number of passengers using the line.


Temporary service alterations

The improvements will take place at weekends from 17 May 2014 to 6 July 2014 to ensure the least disruption for passengers and will mean some of the railway lines around Colchester will be closed on these dates.

Services from London will terminate at Colchester and passengers will walk a short route to board another train at the station to continue onto Ipswich and Norwich. Abellio Greater Anglia has amended their timetable to allow extra time to transfer trains.

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“We are investing millions of pounds to upgrade the tracks at Colchester station so that passengers across Anglia get more reliable and punctual trains. This is urgently required work and will deliver a much better level of service to the growing number of passengers that rely on rail services.

We're sorry that some disruption will be caused over the weekends that we do this work and have worked closely with Abellio Greater Anglia to minimise the impact on the travelling public. We ask passengers to bear with the temporary disruption so that we can give them a better, more reliable service for the long term.”

Richard Schofield, route managing director Anglia, Network Rail