Train disruption between Stansted Airport and London every weekend in January due to improvement works

Abellio Greater Anglia train

Abellio Greater Anglia train - Credit: Archant

Train passengers travelling between Stansted Airport and London at weekends in January are being urged to check before setting off on their journey with new track installation work by Network Rail causing disruption to services.

From the weekend of January 9/10, engineers will be working between Stansted Mountfitchet and Broxbourne to renew more than 1.3km of track, and six sets of points. The work will take place every weekend in January, finishing on January 30/31.

Abellio Greater Anglia will run a bus service for passengers, including a direct bus service from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport as this upgrade takes place.

Network Rail route managing director, Richard Schofield, said: “To keep trains running reliably we have to continue with our Railway Upgrade Plan to modernise the track and other equipment. While we mostly work at night, some upgrades like this one can only be carried out over a longer period of time.

“I’d like to thank passengers in advance for bearing with us over these weekends as it will mean some changes to their travel plans.”

Jamie Burles, managing director of Abellio Greater Anglia, said: “We will be doing all we can to provide passengers with the best possible alternative service. Extra staff will be available to assist and passengers are advised to check their journey details in advance.

“We’re grateful for the cooperation and patience of our customers for the duration of these improvement works.”