Discover Essex by rail with Greater Anglia in June

Published on: Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 4 June 2024

Greater Anglia train passing Chappel Viaduct on the Marks Tey - Sudbury line

Above: Greater Anglia train passing Chapel Viaduct on the Marks Tey - Sudbury line. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and explore Essex by train this month with a range of discounts.

To make it easier and even more convenient to travel by train, Greater Anglia has several great value fares available such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and GroupSave.

You can save a small fortune on parking when you travel by train and avoid queues of traffic in the county’s tourist hot spots.

Here are some of the events happening in Essex in June which are accessible by train:

Essex Food and Craft Fair, Witham

Running for over 20 years, the Essex Food and Craft Fair, return to Cressing Temple Barns, Witham on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. Discover a huge range of food and drink, cooking demonstrations and free tasting throughout the day along with some craft and gifts stands.

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Essex Pride, Chelmsford

Essex Pride is the biggest LGBTQ+ community celebration in Essex and is all set to return for its 20th year on Saturday 22nd June 2024 in Chelmsford. The festival will take place in Central Park, with a Pride March through Chelmsford City centre. Celebrations also include a Pride Festival Stage with live acts and DJs, a Cabaret stage, celebrating local artists and showcasing new talent, a Silent Disco Dance Tent, Circus Workshop, Entertaining Sideshows and Stalls and food and bars.

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Old Time Music Hall train, Marks Tey - Sudbury

Go back in time by travelling on the Music Hall train arranged by Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership on Saturday 29 June, as part of the celebrations of 175 years of the Gainsborough Line railway between Marks Tey and Sudbury. The entertainment will be led by a music hall chairman and accompanist. The train leaves Marks Tey at 7.01pm and you enjoy two return trips Sudbury to Marks Tey. Dress up in Victorian costume if you wish and join in the old songs. Words provided.

Tickets £5 for adults £3 for children available at

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

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