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Greater Anglia improves busy Shenfield station car park

Greater Anglia is improving Shenfield car park by adding more than 70 spaces and installing Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology.

Shenfield car park is among the top six busiest car parks on the Greater Anglia network and the current 548 spaces are often almost completely full by 9am on weekdays.

Greater Anglia is taking over three compounds near the entrance to the car park, currently used by Network Rail and levelling, resurfacing and installing new lighting in them.

Greater Anglia to enhance cycle parking security at 13 stations

Greater Anglia is improving cycle parking security at 13 of its stations following a review of all bike parking across the network.

The train operator is investing £7,500 in security improvements, including installing tamper-proof fixtures and fittings on single bike stands and two-tier cycle racks where it has found to be necessary.

Cycle parking security enhancements will be carried out at Witham, Newmarket, Cambridge North, Shelford, Whittlesford Parkway, Great Chesterford, Audley End, Elsenham, Roydon, South Woodham Ferrers, Shenfield, Thorpe-le-Soken and Alresford.

Visit East Anglia on Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is promoting some of the most picturesque places to visit by train in East Anglia.

Greater Anglia reminds passengers of cycle carriage policy

Train operator, Greater Anglia, is reminding passengers of its cycle policy.

Announcements will be made at stations, and information cards handed out, to advise people of the rules.

In particular, those who wish to take a bike on an Intercity train between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London are being reminded that they must book ahead to reserve a space for their cycle on board, with up to six bicycles carried on each train.

Greater Anglia draws up Braintree – Witham Line improvement plan

Plans to improve reliability on the Braintree – Witham rail line have been drawn up by Greater Anglia.

The plan commits the rail operator to exploring every improvement and opportunity to prevent cancellations on the branch line when there is disruption on the mainline south of Witham.

Currently this line is vulnerable to cancellations when the mainline is disrupted because most trains come from the mainline to form the Witham – Braintree branch line trains.

New, longer Sheringham station platform to be installed ready for new trains

Greater Anglia is to improve services for passengers travelling to and from Sheringham, by installing a brand-new platform at the station, ready for new trains. The new facility will be double the length of the existing platform – at 80m, as against 40m now.

It will also be wider, with improved lighting and a new customer shelter. The investment of over £1 million, will make the station fit for the new trains which are due to come into service later this year.