Check before you travel for bank holiday timetables and engineering works this Easter

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Greater Anglia customers are reminded to check before they travel this Easter to be aware of Bank Holiday timetables and engineering works.

Some services will be replaced with buses over the Easter weekend, mainly in south Essex, where Network Rail is replacing overhead lines and continuing with Crossrail work.

But the Norwich to Sheringham line will also be replaced with a bus service on Sunday 9 April and Easter Sunday while Norfolk County Council builds a bridge over the railway at Rackheath for the Norwich Northern Distributor road.

Also on Easter Sunday, due to maintenance work between Stratford and Tottenham Hale until 18.00, trains between Stratford and Hertford East will run to and from Liverpool Street, but will not call at Stratford. Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted on Transport for London buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford or Hackney Downs.

From Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April, excluding Easter Sunday, rail replacement buses will run between Ingatestone/Billericay and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted from there to Liverpool Street.

On Easter Sunday, rail replacement buses will run between Ingatestone/Southend Victoria and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. A rail replacement bus service will also run between Wickford and Southminster.

Full-size bikes cannot be taken on rail replacement buses. Folding bikes are allowed at bus drivers’ discretion.

Customers are advised to check before they travel, using the Greater Anglia website, app or Twitter.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience to customers planning to travel over the Easter holidays, but we will make sure that people can complete their journeys, whether it be by train or bus.

“We have got 277 buses ready to transport our customers over the Easter weekend, with extra staff available to make sure that people find it easy to catch the right bus to take them to the station they want to go to.”

Check here for information about planned service alterations: https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/service-alterations