Abellio Greater Anglia reports success of new Manea service

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The number of passengers using Manea rail station has tripled since the introduction of Abellio Greater Anglia’s new two-hourly train service in December 2013.

From the start of the new service (which began on 8 December last year) until 15 March 2014, 1205 passenger journeys were made from Manea station which is situated on the line which runs between Peterborough and Ely – compared to the 386 journeys made during the same period last year, representing a 212% increase in the numbers of people using the service.

The passenger growth comes after Abellio Greater Anglia introduced a new two hourly weekday and Saturday service from 8th December, made possible thanks to work carried out by Network Rail to open a new island platform at Peterborough to increase capacity there.

Prior to the introduction of the new service, two Cross Country trains per day served Manea station.

Jonathan Denby, Abellio Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs, said, "We're pleased to see that, in just three months, the new two-hourly service for Manea station is proving a great success. It is clear that a regular timetable has benefited this community and helped to make rail travel an attractive alternative to the car for commuting and leisure purposes alike."