Free water for Greater Anglia customers at Cambridge station

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Greater Anglia has just fitted a water fountain at Cambridge station – and within two days, passengers have filled up more than 1300 bottles.

This is the third water fountain that Greater Anglia has installed as part of a drive to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles.

The company is investing more than £30,000 in the initiative, which aims to reduce plastic waste.

Earlier this year, Greater Anglia became one of the first train operators in England to offer free water to passengers after installing a water fountains at Chelmsford and Ipswich railway stations.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “Cambridge station is the busiest station on the Greater Anglia network. More than 11 million people used the station last year and we hope that by providing free water, it will help makes passengers’ journeys a little easier.

“We care about the environment, so we are delivering a number of projects to improve our energy-efficiency and operate in a more sustainable manner - from installing LED lighting, to recycling food, to providing free electric car charging points.

“We already recycle as much of our waste as possible. We have increased our recycling by 71% over the past five years, but we are looking to increase that figure even further.”

Providing free water for customers is just one of the measures that Greater Anglia is taking to help customers during the hot weather. Find out how Greater Anglia and Network Rail are working together to keep the railway running during the heat in the blog section of the Greater Anglia website: