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Disruption warning for rail users

Network Rail is warning of disruption on the West Coast Mainline this weekend, because of engineering work on much of the line.

Track renewal work at Weedon in Northamptonshire means trains will be diverted via Northampton. Network Rail says all of the work will mean either longer journeys or bus replacement services, and is advising passengers to check before they travel.

The work begins late on Friday evening, and will continue through until Tuesday morning.

"These upgrades will help to provide a more reliable railway which is essential as more people choose to travel by train. There is never a good time to carry out work of this nature but we have worked with the train operators to plan it to cause the least amount of disruption and make sure passengers can plan or make alternative arrangements. I apologise for any inconvenience caused."

– Martin Frobisher, Network Rail

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Stansted Airport.

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The airport says the expansion has resulted in a 70% increase in seating along with free Wi-Fi, charging points and flight countdown info screens.


A12 roadworks in Essex will not finish on time

Roadworks on the A12. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Motorists taking the A12 through Essex will have to wait until July for all the roadworks to be finished.

The maintenance on the section near Brentwood has been going on since December and was supposed to be completed last month.

But the Highways Agency says the work has been more complex than originally anticipated.

It is one of two such schemes to overrun on the road - the other, near Ipswich, is due to finish by May.

Norfolk: A47 at Postwick reopens ahead of schedule

The A47 junction at Postwick. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A47 at Postwick in Norfolk has reopened ahead of schedule after work to lift eight bridge beams into place was successful.

The road has been shut since Friday night (17 April), and wasn't expected to open again until Monday morning (20 April).

However, traffic is now being allowed to pass through earlier than planned.

The news will be a relief to motorists who were facing lengthy diversions.

The junction will be closed again in the coming weekends though as work continues.

Delays on the A14 at Stowmarket

Police are warning of delays all morning on the A14 at Stowmarket after a crash early this morning.

A lorry heading towards Bury St Edmunds struck the central reservation close to the A1120 junction, the driver has been taken to hospital.

A few hundred yards away another lorry heading towards Ipswich became stuck.

The A14 this morning Credit: Amanda Schepers

Diversions are likely to be in place all morning for traffic heading towards Bury St Edmunds.

More delays are expected over the weekend whilst the central reservation is repaired.

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