Greater Anglia invests in reliability improvements for West Anglia commuters

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Greater Anglia is investing in work to improve train reliability for commuters between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street.

The train operator is investing in an engineering overhaul for its entire Class 317 train fleet to make them more reliable, preventing cancellations due to train faults.

The work is focused on fixing faulty doors and sealing air leaks – which are the main causes for trains being cancelled on this line.

42 out of 58 trains have now been overhauled for Greater Anglia at Arriva Train Care’s depot in Cambridge, where four additional engineers have been recruited especially for the project.

So far the work has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of door and air-related train cancellations.

Greater Anglia’s Engineering Director, Colin Dobson, said, “We are investing £5 million overall in improving the reliability of our existing train fleet, to keep on improving train performance for our passengers in advance of the arrival of our brand new trains next year.”