Norfolk’s trains are braced for disruption as many will be cancelled next month due to maintenance works.

Network Rail will be conducting essential track maintenance and timber renewals for five consecutive weekends from October 7 through to November 5.

The works will see services cancelled between Norwich and Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft.

Bus replacement services will be available for Greater Anglia passengers travelling between Norwich and Sheringham each weekend except for October 14 and 15, when the railway will remain open.

Buses will call at all stations except Gunton, which Network Rail said is inaccessible by roads.

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On the weekends of October 28 and 29, and November 4 and 5, buses will also replace trains between:

- Norwich and Great Yarmouth, calling at Brundall Gardens, Brundall, Lingwood, and Acle

- Lingwood and Reedham, calling at Cantley

- Norwich and Lowestoft, calling at Oulton Broad North

Buckenham, Haddiscoe, and Somerleyton stations also cannot be served by rail replacement buses due to inaccessible roads.

Mark Walker, Network Rail Anglia route infrastructure engineer, said: "We’re focused on delivering important maintenance tasks, to maintain the safe and efficient running of the railway.

"Completing these tasks will directly contribute to the reliability of train journeys and safety which is our top priority.

"I want to thank all our customers for their patience while we carry out these essential maintenance tasks.”

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “This work is extremely important to help maintain the safe and reliable running of the railway - we would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding while this work is carried out.

"A rail replacement service will run while the work takes place and passengers are advised to check before they travel and allow more time for their journey.”