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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.

Greater Anglia to run extra trains for Norwich City v Ipswich Town

Greater Anglia is running extra train services on Sunday 10 February for football supporters travelling to Norwich for the Championship local derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

Extra trains, in addition to the scheduled services, will operate as follows:

Before the match

09.12 Ipswich to Norwich, calling at Stowmarket only, and due to arrive in Norwich at 09.57

0920 Lowestoft to Norwich, calling at Oulton Broad North, Somerleyton, Haddiscoe, Reedham, Cantley and Brundall, due to arrive in Norwich at 10.09

New history boards unveiled to welcome visitors to South Woodham Ferrers by rail

Information boards illustrating the history of the railway at South Woodham Ferrers have been unveiled at the rail station.