During the month of February Network Rail will complete a major modernisation scheme to upgrade signals, level crossings and renew track on the Wherry Lines from Norwich to Lowestoft and Norwich to Yarmouth. Some of the work will take place at Oulton Broad South on the East Suffolk Line.
The project involves testing and commissioning modern signalling equipment which has been installed which will replace the old mechanical Victorian era system and semaphore signals. New signals at Oulton Broad South will also be turned on. Automatic barrier level crossings will be activated on the Wherry Lines.
Network Rail will combine the project work with planned track renewals which will take place at several locations including Lowestoft; at the same time a new bridge will be constructed outside Norwich at Postwick to replace the current bridge which has come to the end of its life.
Trains will not run during this period between Lowestoft – Beccles, Norwich – Lowestoft and Norwich – Yarmouth; a replacement bus service will operate instead.
Replacement Bus service
East Suffolk Line:
Beccles – Lowestoft:
Monday 3 February through Sunday 16 February
On the Wherry Lines:
Norwich – Lowestoft:
Monday 3 February through Sunday 23 February
Norwich – Yarmouth:
Saturday 1 February through Sunday 16 February
Journey times for the replacement bus service will be lengthened; buses will depart earlier and arrive later than the normal rail timetable. Passenger are advised to check before travelling.
Revised timetables are available at Greater Anglia and National Rail and on the mobile apps.