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Services to resume in Anglia following summer track repairs

Services between Kings Lynn, Cambridge and London are scheduled to return to normal today, following a period of extensive track repairs.

The emergency maintenance, required due to damage caused to the stretch of track along the Fen line by the summer heatwave, has been completed.

The prolonged dry spell caused the peaty ground to shrink, impacting the track above. Network Rail has now realigned the track and removed most of the speed restrictions that were imposed in order to complete the work and prevent any further damage.


Services are now scheduled to run as normal, although passengers are warned to possibly expect slightly longer journey times on some services.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We have carried out repairs as quickly as possible to reinstate the usual timetable between Kings Lynn, Cambridge and London. I want to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out this work.”

Jenny Saunders, Great Northern and Thameslink’s customer services director said: “I’d really like to thank all our passengers between Cambridge and King’s Lynn for their patience while this work was carried out.

“This Wednesday we’ll be able to remove the hourly shuttle we’ve been running on the Fen Line and restore our direct services between King’s Lynn, Cambridge and London.

“Services to and from King’s Lynn will no longer have to finish early each evening for engineering work and there will be an extra train every hour into London King’s Cross as a result, creating more space for our passengers.”

Image credit: Network Rail

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