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Disruption expected on trains between Lowestoft and Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:36 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:31 05 July 2010

Hayley Mace

Commuters and shoppers will face more than a week of disruption when one of the county's busiest stretches of railway line is closed from Saturday.

All trains between Norwich and Lowestoft will be replaced by buses from this Saturday until Sunday 26 while £1.5m improvement works are carried out.

Commuters and shoppers will face more than a week of disruption when one of the county's busiest stretches of railway line is closed from Saturday.

All trains between Norwich and Lowestoft will be replaced by buses from Saturday until Sunday 26 while £1.5m improvement works are carried out at various points along the line.

The services, which stop at Oulton Broad, Somerleyton, Haddisoe, Reedham, Cantley, Brundall Gardens and Brundall, will be disrupted by the works and journeys are expected to take about 15 minutes longer than usual.

The work, which is being carried out by Network Rail, will include engineering upgrades on the infrastructure from Brundall to both Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

Sections of track will be renewed at Reedham and signalling will be improved. At the same time, repairs are going to be made to the swing bridges at Somerleyton and Reedham to make sure that they can be used safely for years to come.

A spokesman for train operator National Express East Anglia said that all Lowestoft to Norwich services will be replaced by buses, and all Norwich to Yarmouth trains will run via Acle.

Buses will also be in place to take passengers between Reedham and Oulton Broad North, which will go via both Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Customers are advised to check for further details of alternative services by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950, National Express East Anglia customer services on 0845 600 7245 or by asking at their local station.

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