Network Rail and Greater Anglia have announced that there will be significant fewer disruptions in 2013 caused by engineering work. Also, for the first time in many years disruption this Christmas will be kept to a minimum.
Under the new plans scheduled for 2013 on the GE Mainline, only two Saturdays are affected by engineering work that will require a replacement bus service. There will be no disruption requiring replacement buses from the end of March to October.
Since 2007, there have been on average 30 weekends a year requiring bus replacement services. In 2013, there will only be 7 planned weekends of such disruptive engineering work.