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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Track works improve reliability for freight and passengers in Felixstowe

Over a mile of rail has been renewed on the Felixstowe branch line, to improve reliability for passenger and freight trains.

Network Rail engineers completed the works at weekends throughout July, August and September which involved replacing the rails between Westerfield and Derby Road.

Rails wear out over time and while repairs and maintenance take place regularly, they eventually need replacing to avoid speed restrictions that cause delays.

The works are part of Network Rail’s regular maintenance programme to keep passenger and freight services running safely and reliably across the region.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We have completed a programme of work on the busy Felixstowe line which is essential to keep freight and passenger services running safely and on time. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out this work.”

Photo credit: Network Rail

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