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Greater Anglia is reminding passengers to check before they travel and allow more time for their journey as it prepares to run extra services to help people travel to Ed Sheeran concerts later this week.
The train operator is running extra trains and additional carriages to help people travel to Ipswich for the concerts at Chantry Park in Ipswich over the Bank Holiday weekend.
From Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August, additional trains will run, and the last train times have been revised to tie-in with the end of the concert.
Greater Anglia’s brand-new trains are now in passenger service on the Norwich to Cambridge line.
The first new train in passenger service on the route was Tuesday’s 6.33 Norwich-Cambridge service, served by a Stadler bi-mode train, which can switch between diesel and electric power.
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia’s managing director, said: “We’re really pleased to be running our new trains between Norwich and Cambridge. This is a very busy route for commuters, business travellers and leisure travellers and feedback has been very positive.
Greater Anglia is running additional train services to coincide with this year’s Cromer Carnival.
Extra trains will run between Norwich and Cromer and Sheringham and Cromer on Wednesday 21 August.
The carnival, which is in its 50th year, will take place just a short walk from the railway station.
James Reeve, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “We’re very pleased to be supporting the Cromer Carnival by running extra trains.
Passengers travelling between Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London on Saturday and Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend are being reminded that trains and stations may be much busier than usual.
The Greater Anglia line between Ely, Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford and London Liverpool Street will be fully open.
However, other train operators including Great Northern and LNER are affected by major engineering works on the line from Kings Cross to Peterborough which will prevent them from running trains between these routes.
Greater Anglia is running extra trains to coincide with the Chappel Beer Festival next month.
The event will take place from 3-7 September at the East Anglian Railway Museum, next to Chappel & Wakes Colne railway station.
Additional trains will be running, along with supplementary buses, and some services will be retimed.
Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Service Director, said: “Chappel Beer Festival is a very popular event and we are doing all we can to help people enjoy it.
Greater Anglia is advising passengers that some services are set to be very busy on Saturday 17 August due to several events happening at the same time.
Ipswich Town are playing away to Peterborough United, Norwich City are at home to Newcastle United, Colchester United are at home to Cambridge United and the Country Fair Raceday will take place at Newmarket Racecourse.
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