Rail upgrades planned for rail lines between Ely to Ipswich and Norwich
Posted: 1 August 2022 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | No comments yet
Network Rail have announced that vital track and signalling upgrades are planned between Ely to Ipswich and Norwich to improve reliability and drive down delays.
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Vital track and signalling upgrades are planned between Ely to Ipswich and Norwich throughout August and September to improve reliability and drive down delays. During this time, plain line track work will take place at Elmswell level crossing. The track renewal will help to prevent issues that cause speed restrictions and delays, while replacing the worn track will keep services running safely and reliably.
Work will also be carried out as part of the Cambridge resignalling programme. Signalling systems are essential to the safe and efficient operation of the railway. The Cambridge re-signalling, re-lock and re-control project (C3R) aims to deliver state-of-the-art signalling technology for the railway which means better reliability and reduced maintenance, while providing a platform ready for digital technologies such as the European Train Control System (ETCS).
Work will then take place on the line between Norwich and Peterborough to carry out level crossing upgrade works. The upgrade will improve safety, reliability for years to come.
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“These works are important to keep services running safely and reliably on these lines,” Ellie Burrows, Route Director for Anglia at Network Rail, said. “We will also carry out work as part of the Cambridge resignalling project, which is crucial to provide a signalling system fit for a modern railway in the Cambridge area and to improve the reliability and performance of the railway for future passengers in the decades to come.”
We’re very sorry for the inconvenience these works cause our customers,” Jamie Burles, Managing Director for Greater Anglia, said. “These works will improve reliability on the line, and in combination with our new trains is transforming the railway in our region.”
European Train Control System (ETCS), High-Speed Rail, Track/Infrastructure Maintenance & Engineering