Revised timetables now available for 23-day major re-signalling project on Norwich-Great Yarmouth-Lowestoft routes

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Revised timetables for services between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft while Network Rail carry out 23 days of works to complete the modernisation of the signalling system are now available on the Greater Anglia website.

The phased programme of work is due to start on 1 February and continue until 24 February, when brand new modern signalling – replacing a Victorian semaphore system – will be switched on.

The work will take part in stages, with a rail replacement bus service operating as follows:

  • Saturday 1 February to Sunday 2 February – rail replacement bus service between Norwich and Yarmouth
  • Monday 3 February to Sunday 16 February – rail replacement bus service between Norwich and Yarmouth, Norwich and Lowestoft and Beccles and Lowestoft
  • Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February – rail replacement bus service between Norwich and Lowestoft

For details of revised train and bus times, check the “service alterations” section of the Greater Anglia website and select the appropriate travel date.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “We apologise in advance to customers for the inconvenience this long period of works causes.

“We will make sure that everyone is still able to complete their journey, even if part of it is by bus.

“The work is an important part of the transformation and modernisation of the railway in this part of our network, and should lead to a much more reliable service for our customers.”

Once the work is complete, Berney Arms station, which has been closed since Autumn 2018, will re-open.

The small station, which is accessible only by rail, boat or on foot, is popular with hikers and bird spotters.

For updates about the project, including a full list of bus pick-up and drop-off locations, go to www.greateranglia.co.uk/NYLFeb20

Bus pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows:

Norwich-Great Yarmouth

Norwich - Pick up from the station forecourt next to the taxi holding area.

Brundall Gardens - Pick up on Cucumber Lane before the bend leading onto The Street.

Brundall - Pick/set down at the public bus Stops on The Street closest to the junction of Station Road

Lingwood - Pick Up/set down at the Kings Head Pub Station Road, Lingwood.

Acle – Bus stop on Station Rd in front of the police station

Great Yarmouth – Pick Up/set down on the station forecourt

Norwich-Lowestoft

Norwich - Pick up from the station forecourt next to the taxi holding area.

Oulton Broad North – Pick up/set down by the level crossing unless on diversion, then Saltwater Way stop for Norwich and Lowestoft passengers.

Lowestoft – Local bus stops/interchange bus Denmark Road.

Beccles-Lowestoft

Beccles – Main road in front of the station

Oulton Broad South – Bus stops at the Flying Dutchman Public House on Beccles Road

Lowestoft – Local bus stops/interchange bus Denmark Road

Acle-Reedham-Cantley

Acle – Bus stop on Station Rd in front of the police station

Reedham – Pick up/set down at the station entrance Station Road, Reedham

Cantley – Pick up set down at the after the level crossing on Station Road.