Search

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)

Creative Commons - must be attributed

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.

Latest East London News Stories

If you’re wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend why not watch our three-minute Met Office update on whether we’re getting rain or sunshine?

Yesterday, 17:07

Thousands of pounds in cash has seized by police during a raid on the home of a suspected gang member in Tower Hamlets.

Yesterday, 15:03

Plans to create a public square off Shoreditch High Street as part of a major project known as Shoreditch Village have been given the green light by councillors.

Yesterday, 11:37

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

Yesterday, 11:32

There has been a 27 per cent increase in rough sleepers across Tower Hamlets since 2013.

Yesterday, 09:40

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

Yesterday, 07:34

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a teenager in Brick Lane are appealing for witnesses.

Thu, 19:01

Police have recovered a gun after it was found by gardeners working in Mile End.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now