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Improvements to the Main Line From Norwich to London

Improvements to the Main Line From Norwich to London

The Crossrail project has made good progress over the course of the Easter Weekend. Network Rail has been working on improvements to the main line from Norwich to London as well as continuing with their work on the Crossrail.

The team at Network Rail installed 5.6km of wire at Seven Kings as part of the improvements to the Norwich to London rail network. The work at Seven Kings took 5,000 hours and the wires that were installed are more resistant to heat as well as more durable which will reduce and heat related speed restrictions that can lead to trains being delayed during the summer periods. This will lead to a reduced number of delays for passengers who use the network up until Norwich.

Over 270 meters of track were renewed over this period as part of the Crossrail Project. This work took place at Pudding Mill Lane located between Stratford and London Liverpool Street. The work is being carried out in order to prepare for the tunnel entrance of the Elizabeth line. Signaling equipment was installed at Shenfield during February and March were tested during the Easter weekend before the new walk through and air-conditioned trains that are expected to run from late May. There was also work carried out to deliver new lifts at the stations along the route such as Harold Wood and Forest Gate.

Because of the Railway Upgrade Plan, a large amount of work has been carried out since the start of the year. There will be more work carried out over the May Bank Holidays and passengers are asked to double check the services when panning their journeys. Another 2km of new wire will be installed at Seven Kings and 3km will be installed at Brentwood, so services in this area will be affected during the next Bank Holiday.

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