Network Rail Magnolia Road Embankment Refurbishment

Essential Works

A contractor for Network Rail has applied to Rochford Council for a Prior consent to carry out essential maintenance works for slope stabilisation and improvements to the cess walkway (the area along either side of a rail track) on the rail line parallel to Magnolia Road in Rochford.

The work is essential, however noise is unavoidable, so the contractor has applied to Rochford council for a consent to carry out the works. This consent requires the contractor to demonstrate they are using the best possible methods to reduce the noise disturbance, and will carry out noise monitoring whilst doing it.

Any residents that may be affected have been  notified by a letter from Network Rail, however there may also be some disruption to others due to the road closures.

The dates of the works are

  • Monday 25th January - Monday 31st May 2021
  • Friday 2nd April 2021 - Tuesday 6th April 2021
  • Saturday 8th May 2021 - Monday 10th May 2021
  • Sunday 23rd May 2021 - Sunday 23rd May 2021

Network Rail apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause, but if you have any questions or concerns, please telephone the Network Rail 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit

Full details can be found in this letter issued by Network Rail.