No Weekend Trains for 13 weeks in the Fens
Travellers on the Fen lines between Kings Lynn and Cambridge are set for 13 weeks of delays due to trackwork.
The works are set to begin in October and will see no weekend service until April next year, approximately 13 weeks. During this time, commuters will be placed on rail replacement bus services between the two stations, the work is necessary in order to extend platforms at Littleport and Waterbeach, allowing operator Great Northern to allow 8 car services to run down the line, doubling the current capacity.
The line has had overcrowding issues for many years, not helped by Great Northern often cancelling services, after the work has been completed, passengers can expect a frequent 8 car service along the line to Kings Lynn, solving the aforementioned overcrowding
Mark Budden from Network Rail said: “With work starting in October, we are forging ahead with delivering these important improvements for passengers travelling on the Fen Line.
“I am sorry for the weekend disruption to services. When complete, it will bring much-needed relief on overcrowded peak services between King’s Lynn and Cambridge, improving the journey experience for passengers.”
Keith Jipps, from Great Northern, added: “Longer trains will make a huge difference for our passengers between King’s Lynn and Cambridge so I’m very pleased this work is about to start.
"However, I do urge people to check online at www.nationalrail.co.uk for the temporary changes we’ll need to introduce during each weekend of engineering work.”
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