Chelmsford tops the list of the savviest commuters in East Anglia

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Recent data from Greater Anglia shows that commuters from Chelmsford are the most savvy when it comes to using tricks and tips to make their commute easier. The data shows that commuters from Chelmsford account for almost a quarter of all Smart Card season ticket users across the whole of the East Anglia region, saving them precious time when commuting to London.

In comparison to using old-fashioned paper tickets, Smart Card season ticket users can avoid the sometimes timely queues at ticket offices to purchase their season tickets, as Smart Card Season Tickets can be purchased online. They can also pass quickly through the barcode-enabled ticket barriers, reducing the queues that can emerge at peak times.

Following the rise in people having to replace paper season tickets due to everyday wear and tear, Greater Anglia is constantly investing in rail travel innovation and is actively encouraging season ticket holders to swap to the more durable Smart Card Season Tickets.

Top Smart Card using towns and cities across the region:

  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Bishops Stortford / Billericay / Ipswich

Passengers can easily order their Smart Card Season Ticket online at or visit one of the 27 ticket offices** at stations across the region to pick up and load their Smart Card in person.

To make the lives of commuters even easier, Greater Anglia have also launched a Travel Team who will be on hand at various stations throughout the summer to advise passengers on which services to take, the easiest ways to book tickets and the benefits of the more durable Smart Card Season Ticket.