Our colleagues at Network Rail are undertaking an extensive long-term engineering project to upgrade the overhead power lines on our route. This will help improve the reliability of our infrastructure, reducing the risk of delay to your journey. You can find out more about Network Rail’s project here.

While this work happening, we’re afraid there will be some disruption to your day-to-day journey. The engineering work will primarily be undertaken late at night or over the weekend, when there are normally fewer people travelling.

Our dedicated Service Alterations calendar sets out what is happening each day, up to 12 weeks in advance. As the date nears, we will publish a timetable for the day if it is significantly different to our usual timetable.

Here is a summary of the main changes over the coming weeks:

October

  • Saturday 9 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Laindon and Shoeburyness; and between Grays and Pitsea
  • Sunday 10 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Laindon and Shoeburyness; between Grays and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham
  • Saturday 16 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Sunday 17 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness; between Grays and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham
  • Saturday 23 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Sunday 24 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness; between Grays and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham
  • Saturday 30 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Sunday 31 October: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham.

November

  • Saturday 6 November: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Sunday 7 November: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness; between Grays and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham
  • Saturday 13 November: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Saturday 20 November: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Sunday 21 November: Rail-replacement buses run between Basildon and Shoeburyness; between Chafford Hundred and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham
  • Sunday 28 November: Rail-replacement buses run between Grays and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham.

December

  • Saturday 4 December: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness
  • Sunday 5 December: Rail-replacement buses run between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness; between Upminster and Pitsea; and between Grays and Upminster via Rainham.

If you have a c2c season ticket that is monthly or longer, these will be accepted on Greater Anglia services on these days.