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Weekend rail travel to improve

Weekend rail delays reduced Photo: ITV Anglia

Since 2007 rail passengers using the Norwich to London rail line have been plagued with lengthy delays and replacement bus services. Now it's been announced that the disruption is going to be reduced.

The weekend work was focused on engineering work to modernise old overhead power lines into London. Two thirds of the work still needs to be completed.

In the past five years there's been on average 30 weekends a year where passengers have been forced to take replacement buses. Now there's a promise that will only happen on seven weekends next year.

Greater Anglia took over the franchise in February and encountered signalling problems and long delays.

The company's MD says it's focused on limiting passenger disruption. Although engineering work will still continue during the week.