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Easter engineering work to affect east London rail passengers

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 March 2017

TfL Rail will be closed over the Easter weekend. (Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons)

TfL Rail will be closed over the Easter weekend. (Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons)

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Rail passengers intending to travel this Easter are being advised to plan ahead due to engineering work affecting the east London network.

Engineers will be working along the TfL Rail line between Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 to prepare the route for the new Elizabeth line trains due to come into operation in May.

Over the four day period, there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, with rail replacement buses running every 15 minutes.

These will call at all stops, apart from Liverpool Street and Maryland, and call additionally at Newbury Park for the Central line.

Richard Schofield, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “The work we are carrying out over Easter as part of our railway upgrade plan is absolutely crucial to improve reliability and support the growing number of passengers travelling between Norwich and London.

“While I appreciate this does impact those travelling over the bank holiday, we have planned this work when fewer people travel. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience and urge those planning to travel over the Easter period to check ahead to see how their journey may be affected.”

In addition, there will be no Hammersmith and City line between Liverpool Street and Barking, and no District line between Aldgate East and West Ham from Good Friday until Easter Monday.

Rail replacement buses are planned to run every 10 minutes instead.

Several sections of the London Overground will be closed - Stratford to Camden Road, Shadwell to Highbury and Islington and Romford to Upminster – and there will be no DLR between Bow Church and Stratford either.

The c2c line will be running all weekend, with all services terminating at Fenchurch Street on Saturday and Sunday.

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