Redbridge residents set to be affected by weekend station closures
PUBLISHED: 18:28 06 September 2016
Customers planning for weekend days out in London this autumn have been advised to plan ahead as improvement works to stations are set to get underway.
During the next couple of months there will be numerous station closures between Liverpool Street and Shenfield as Tfl and Network rail prepare for Elizabeth line services and new trains.
The closures will begin on Saturday, September 17, when there will be no service between Stratford and Shenfield, and are scheduled to last until at least November 6.
Howard Smith, TfL’s operations director for TfL Rail, thanked customers for their patience and advised them to check for updates before travelling.
“The work taking place is necessary to improve reliability of services, get ready for the new trains that will start serving the route from next year and prepare for full Elizabeth line services,” said Howard.
Richard Schofield, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “This autumn and winter will see some of the biggest and most crucial changes on this route in years - helping improve passenger and freight services for everyone in the region.
“Our Railway Upgrade Plan is vital in helping deliver the new trains as part of the Crossrail construction project in 2017, and removing a long and painful speed restriction which will no longer delay trains in the heat of summer.
“While I understand the inconvenience and disruption that closing the railway causes, the initial and long-term benefits for passengers are huge and we cannot postpone the opportunity to provide a bigger and better railway for the people of East Anglia and London.
For updates on station closures and bus replacement services visit tfl.gov.uk.
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