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Bank Holiday bus replacements from King's Lynn to Downham Market

Buses will replace trains between Lynn and Downham during the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of ongoing plans to allow for eight-car trains on the Fen Line.

The engineering work will take place from Friday, August 28 to Monday, August 31 as Great Northern and Greater Anglia passengers are being asked to check before travelling.

The work is part of a £27m investment, programme funded by the Department for Transport to increase capacity on the busy route between Cambridge and Lynn.

King's Lynn Station viewed from Tennyson Avenue
King's Lynn Station viewed from Tennyson Avenue

The changes will enable eight-car formations to call at intermediate stations rather than four-car trains between Lynn and Cambridge. The work is being carried out by Network Rail and its contractor VolkerFitzpatrick.

Eight-car services are expected to start operating from December under a new timetable. The project will see new sidings built at Lynn to store the longer units.

Where rail services are suspended, bus replacement services will be available to allow passengers to complete their journey.

If you have any questions about the project or concerns about the work being delivered, visit the Network Rail website or call 0345 711 4141.

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