Tracks at Colchester North Station require "urgent work"

Essex County Standard: Colchester train tracks to be given £7million upgrade Colchester train tracks to be given £7million upgrade

TRAIN tracks at Colchester North Station are set for a £7million upgrade.

The work means passengers should be able to enjoy more reliable journeys.

Network Rail's work starts on Saturday, May 17 and will run each weekend until July 6, which means some lines will be closed around Colchester North Station at weekends.

Greater Anglia, which operates trains between north Essex and London, has amended its weekend timetable to tie in with the upgrade.

It says no bus replacements will be needed.

Richard Schofield, Network Rail route managing director for the Anglia region, 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."

He added: “We are sorry that some disruption will be caused over the weekends that we do this work and have worked closely with 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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11:44am Tue 13 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

£7 Million that's about 1 mile worth of track, the rest is tea breaks:
Drive a car. A day out in London £80 family of four on the choo choo.
By car with an all day underground ticket from hornchurch £25. No brainer.
AVPG:...............
.........LOL :-0)
£7 Million that's about 1 mile worth of track, the rest is tea breaks: Drive a car. A day out in London £80 family of four on the choo choo. By car with an all day underground ticket from hornchurch £25. No brainer. AVPG:............... .........LOL :-0) A Very Private Gentleman
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2:33pm Tue 13 May 14

greenbroker says...

Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37!
Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37! greenbroker
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3:56pm Tue 13 May 14

romantic says...

greenbroker wrote:
Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37!
If you plan ahead a bit (as you would have to to get the cheapest Eurostar fares), Colchester to London is £16 return on Trainline plus 2 Tube journeys (with an Oyster card, £2.20 per trip). Total £20.40. Admittedly, it is still a rip-off compared with almost every other European (nationalised, note) rail network, but there are ways to get the costs down a bit....
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37![/p][/quote]If you plan ahead a bit (as you would have to to get the cheapest Eurostar fares), Colchester to London is £16 return on Trainline plus 2 Tube journeys (with an Oyster card, £2.20 per trip). Total £20.40. Admittedly, it is still a rip-off compared with almost every other European (nationalised, note) rail network, but there are ways to get the costs down a bit.... romantic
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9:28pm Tue 13 May 14

hughie-s says...

romantic wrote:
greenbroker wrote:
Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37!
If you plan ahead a bit (as you would have to to get the cheapest Eurostar fares), Colchester to London is £16 return on Trainline plus 2 Tube journeys (with an Oyster card, £2.20 per trip). Total £20.40. Admittedly, it is still a rip-off compared with almost every other European (nationalised, note) rail network, but there are ways to get the costs down a bit....
Greater Anglia has some tickets for £5 each way on offer at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37![/p][/quote]If you plan ahead a bit (as you would have to to get the cheapest Eurostar fares), Colchester to London is £16 return on Trainline plus 2 Tube journeys (with an Oyster card, £2.20 per trip). Total £20.40. Admittedly, it is still a rip-off compared with almost every other European (nationalised, note) rail network, but there are ways to get the costs down a bit....[/p][/quote]Greater Anglia has some tickets for £5 each way on offer at the moment. hughie-s
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12:02am Wed 14 May 14

greenbroker says...

hughie-s wrote:
romantic wrote:
greenbroker wrote:
Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37!
If you plan ahead a bit (as you would have to to get the cheapest Eurostar fares), Colchester to London is £16 return on Trainline plus 2 Tube journeys (with an Oyster card, £2.20 per trip). Total £20.40. Admittedly, it is still a rip-off compared with almost every other European (nationalised, note) rail network, but there are ways to get the costs down a bit....
Greater Anglia has some tickets for £5 each way on offer at the moment.
Only after mid-day if one looks. A good buy though. I just got a return fare for £10.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: Cheapest fare London - Paris return on Eurostar £66. Cheapest return fare from Colchester to London to catch it £37![/p][/quote]If you plan ahead a bit (as you would have to to get the cheapest Eurostar fares), Colchester to London is £16 return on Trainline plus 2 Tube journeys (with an Oyster card, £2.20 per trip). Total £20.40. Admittedly, it is still a rip-off compared with almost every other European (nationalised, note) rail network, but there are ways to get the costs down a bit....[/p][/quote]Greater Anglia has some tickets for £5 each way on offer at the moment.[/p][/quote]Only after mid-day if one looks. A good buy though. I just got a return fare for £10. greenbroker
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