Colchester train station to be upgraded as part of £7m programme

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The ageing railway infrastructure around Colchester station will undergo an extensive improvement programme worth an estimated £7m, as part of an initiative to improve the train services quality and reliability in the area, as the number of passengers using them grows.

Improvement works will be carried out at weekends from 17 May 2014 to 6 July 2014 to ensure the least disruption for passengers and will mean some of the railway lines around Colchester will be closed on these dates, a news report in the local business media could reveal.

Richard Schofield, route managing director Anglia, Network Rail, said: "We are investing millions of pounds to upgrade the tracks at Colchester station so that passengers across Anglia get more reliable and punctual trains. This is urgently required work and will deliver a much better level of service to the growing number of passengers that rely on rail services.

"We’re sorry that some disruption will be caused over the weekends that we do this work and have worked closely with Abellio Greater Anglia to minimise the impact on the travelling public. We ask passengers to bear with the temporary disruption so that we can give them a better, more reliable service for the long term."

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