Published on: Monday, 24 April 2023
Last updated: Monday, 24 April 2023
A Greater Anglia train. Credit: Greater Anglia
Train operator Greater Anglia has issued advice for rail passengers travelling over the King’s Coronation weekend.
There is no planned engineering work on Saturday 6 May, so all services will run as normal, and trains on routes into London will run with the maximum number of carriages available.
Jamie Burles, Managing Director, Greater Anglia, said: “We will be strengthening trains wherever possible to ensure they run with the maximum number of carriages available. Our new trains are longer and have more seats, meaning even more people can travel to the capital to enjoy this historic event.
“We would encourage customers to check before they travel on Sunday and Monday. There is some engineering work taking place, on the Great Eastern Main Line and on the West Anglia route, but the majority of our network is open, so people can explore the network and enjoy the long weekend.
“We have a range of good value fares available, and people should book via the Greater Anglia website or app for the cheapest fares. Groups of three or more people can save money with GroupSave.”
As Network Rail will be carrying out engineering work on some routes on Sunday 7 May and Bank Holiday Monday 8 May, customers are advised to check before they travel and allow more time for their journey, particularly if they are travelling to any of the larger sporting events in the region including Newmarket Races, and football matches at West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
On Sunday 7 May and Monday 8 May, buses will replace trains between Ely and Cambridge. Trains remain in operation between Norwich and Ely and between Cambridge and Stansted Airport/London.
On Sunday 7 May and Monday 8 May, buses will replace trains between Marks Tey and Billericay, and between Braintree and Witham. Trains will operate between Norwich and Marks Tey, between Clacton/Colchester Town and Colchester, between Sudbury and Marks Tey, and between Southend Victoria and London (via Billericay).
All other Greater Anglia routes are unaffected by engineering work on 7 and 8 May.