PASSENGERS have been warned they may face some disruption on the railways over the Christmas period.

Network Rail says the majority of routes will be open as usual during the festive season.

Engineers will carry out improvements to switches and crossings at Colchester and track maintenance and overhead wire works close to Liverpool Street station.

Passengers are advised to continue to check before they travel.

There are no trains running on Christmas Day and only a revised Stansted Express service on Boxing Day.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director said: “We’re pleased that most of our services will be running between Christmas and New Year so that people can travel to visit loved ones, enjoy the sales and a day out.

"Since the railway tends to be much quieter over this period, Network Rail also use it to carry out essential upgrade work that will help to improve services for passengers.”