Greater Anglia: Buses replace trains on the Hertford East to Stratford line for 17 consecutive days this summer

Buses will replace trains on some Greater Anglia routes over the summer, including for 17 consecutive days on the Hertford East line. The company is carrying out work to create platforms long enough for its new 10-car trains.

Platforms at Hertford East, Ware, Broxbourne and Stratford stations are to be lengthened in the final phase of Greater Anglia’s scheme to replace every train on the network with brand new state-of-the-art locomotives.

Work is taking place over weekends in June, July and August, including a 17-day period of continuous engineering work on the Hertford East line from Saturday August 13 to Monday August 29.

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Greater Anglia will operate a rail replacement bus service and tickets will also be accepted on Great Northern trains from Hertford North to London Kings Cross. The work must take place on the following dates:

  • Until 9am on Sunday 26th June when buses replace trains between Waltham Cross and Bishop’s Stortford and between Waltham Cross and Hertford East, as Network Rail is also carrying out track maintenance work in the Bishop’s Stortford area;
  • Sunday July 24 when buses between Waltham Cross and Bishop’s Stortford and between Waltham Cross and Hertford East;
  • Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July when buses replace trains between Broxbourne and Hertford East;
  • Saturday 6 August when buses replace trains between Broxbourne and Hertford East;
  • Sunday August 7 when buses between Waltham Cross and Stansted Airport and between Waltham Cross and Hertford East;
  • From Saturday August 13 to Monday August 29, when buses replace trains on the Hertford East branch, as shown below;
  • Saturday 13 August and Sunday 14 August when buses replace trains between Waltham Cross and Hertford East and between Waltham Cross and Harlow Town for local journeys only;
  • Monday 15 August to Friday 19 August when buses replace trains between Broxbourne and Hertford East;
  • Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August when buses replace trains between Waltham Cross and Hertford East and between Waltham Cross and Harlow Town for local journeys only;
  • Monday 22nd August to Sunday 28th August when buses replace trains between Broxbourne and Hertford East;
  • Monday 29 August when buses replace trains between Waltham Cross and Hertford East and between Waltham Cross and Harlow Town for local journeys only;
  • Extension work on Platform 11 at Stratford will take place over various weekends. This is scheduled to take place on Sunday July 31, Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7, Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14, Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21, Sunday August 24, Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28. Passengers are advised to check the Greater Anglia website for updates. Trains will be diverted to Liverpool Street.

Andrew Goodrum, customer and program manager for Greater Anglia, said: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience this work is causing our customers, but it is essential for us to be able to run our new longer trains on this route. busy suburb. We will ensure that all customers can complete their journey with our fully accessible rail replacement buses. We will have additional staff on site to make the transition from train to bus as easy as possible.

“Customer response to our new trains has been fantastic. With their USB sockets and points, fast free wi-fi, air conditioning, improved accessibility features, dedicated spaces for bicycles and better passenger information screens, our new trains offer a much better travel experience.

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