Greater Anglia launches special First Class upgrades with Seatfrog

Published on: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Passengers can bag a First Class seat upgrade from just £13

From today, Tuesday 14 May, passengers who use Greater Anglia train services will be able to upgrade to First Class from as little as £13. The train operator for the East of England has announced that the special upgrade option will be available on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich route, courtesy of the revolutionary rail ticket app Seatfrog.

Using Seatfrog, passengers can instantly upgrade their train tickets at a ‘buy it now’ price or join an auction and bid to bag a bargain upgrade before departure. Some Seatfrog upgrades will be available on a range of peak and off-peak Norwich to London intercity services, according to prevailing demand and available capacity.

Since launching in 2018, over 1.5 million passengers have secured a First Class upgrade on a number of other UK intercity train services using Seatfrog. Now it will be an attractive option on the Norwich – Ipswich – Colchester – London line too.

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial Director, said:

“First Class offers several benefits including spacious seating, a table at every seat, more legroom, and complimentary refreshments on weekdays.

“All of Greater Anglia’s new trains are longer with more seats, air conditioning, plug and USB points, fast free Wi-Fi, and improved accessibility features - including an accessible toilet on every train.

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think. 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, and now they can enjoy a bargain upgrade.”

Seatfrog is only available on Greater Anglia’s Norwich to London intercity services, as they are the only Greater Anglia services with First Class carriages.

Looking more widely, Greater Anglia 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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