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Pop up poetry at Suffolk rail stations for World Poetry Day

Train journeys in Suffolk will be pure poetry on Thursday (21 March) as poets take over the railway for World Poetry Day.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership has joined forces with Greater Anglia, Waterstones Ipswich and The Cut, Halesworth, to bring six poets to platforms and trains so that everyone can enjoy a poem on the UNESCO international day of celebration.

Free WiFi for rail passengers travelling between East Anglia and London

Greater Anglia has completed a £4.8 million project to install free WiFi on all Greater Anglia trains between East Anglia and London Liverpool Street.

The investment means that up to 907,000 passengers a month can now connect their laptops and other devices to Greater Anglia’s free on-board WiFi on the majority of its trains, offering commuters more productive travel time and reducing personal data charges.

The project has taken over a year and involved a bespoke installation on four different types of train using over 18km of Ethernet cable.

Greater Anglia to run rail enthusiasts’ charity train

Greater Anglia is to run a rail enthusiasts' charity charter train on Saturday 18 May to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

The special trip will operate with 5 MkII carriages "top and tailed" by two Class 37 diesel locomotives.

It will run from Norwich to Ely, then to King's Lynn, then via Cambridge and the West Anglia route to London Liverpool Street, before returning to Norwich via the Great Eastern Main Line – all routes with which these locomotives have been closely associated for much of their lives.

Punctuality continues to improve on many Greater Anglia rail routes

Punctuality across the Greater Anglia network was better than the national average last month, with over nine out of ten trains running on time.

Passengers on some Greater Anglia rail lines saw even better results, with well over 90% of their services running on schedule between the 3 February and 2 March 2019, continuing an upward trend in punctuality since the beginning of the year.

Train drivers taking leap into new technology

Greater Anglia is using new state-of-the-art train simulators to teach its 768 drivers how to drive the brand-new trains which are due to replace all the company’s existing trains from later this year onwards.

Improved compensation boost for Greater Anglia passengers

Greater Anglia passengers are set to benefit from improved compensation thanks to a new deal signed between the operator and the Department for Transport (DfT).

From 1 April 2019, they will be able to claim compensation for journeys delayed between 15 and 29 minutes under the Delay Repay 15 (DR15) scheme.