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Rail works planned in East London to improve reliability for passengers

A package of rail works is planned from the end of the month (21 May) to reduce delays and improve reliability of rail services for passengers travelling across East London and between London, Enfield Town and Cambridge.

Gospel Oak to Barking

Work on the Gospel Oak to Barking line will be carried at weekends throughout May, June and July starting on the 21 May. The work includes:

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  • Renewal of wheel timbers that help keep the track in place
  • Works to Upper Holloway footbridge

Between London and Enfield and London and Cambridge

Work begins on Saturday 11 June and at weekends throughout June and July. The work includes:

  • Renewal of a crossing unit and a turnout unit at Seven Sisters, these are pieces of track that allow trains to move from one line to another
  • Structure repairs to Seven Sisters Road (A503) will also be carried out during the closure.

Maintenance, structure examinations, drainage inspections and essential vegetation clearance will also take place on both lines while they are closed.

This work is essential to keep services running safely and reliably and to reduce delays on these busy rail lines. Passengers are advised to check how the work will affect their journeys.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We’re committed to improving reliability and driving down delays and cancellations for our passengers across London and Anglia. This package work is essential to keep services running safely and on time.”

Passengers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Notes to editors

Rail services will be affected on the following weekends:

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May
  • Saturday 28 and Sunday 19 May
  • Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June
  • Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June
  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June
  • Sunday 3 July
  • Sunday 10 July
  • Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July

Between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt

  • Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June
  • Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June
  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June
  • Sunday 3 July
  • Sunday 10 July
  • Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July

Passengers should check with their train operator for the latest information

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