Rail users set for weekends of disruptions as work carried out on tracks

New track being delivered to site on the Kirow. Picture: Network Rail

New track being delivered to site on the Kirow. Picture: Network Rail - Credit: Network Rail

Rail users will have to endure more disruption as rail replacement bus services are put in place on journeys between Norwich and London this weekend.

Buses will replace trains between Witham and Colchester and a separate bus service will run between Kelvedon and Marks Tey.

The replacements come as work continues to install new tracks at Kelvedon which Network Rail says will make services from Norwich to London 'more reliable' for the millions of people that travel on this route every year.

The work continues this weekend on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, the following weekend on Sunday, October 15.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: 'We'll make sure customers can complete their journeys while this vital work is taking place. We'll have about 50 buses a day and extra staff at stations to make sure customers catch the right bus on each day.'

Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail's route managing director for Anglia, said: 'This work is essential to improve reliability and keep services running smoothly and safely on this busy main line as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan. When complete, the work will benefit all passengers using services that pass through the Kelvedon area. I'd like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this work.'