Published on: Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Last updated: Friday, 30 June 2023
A Greater Anglia train. Credit: Greater Anglia
Greater Anglia is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Duo ticket scheme, meaning that more people can save more money when travelling on its network.
The first Duo tickets were introduced for a small number of journeys as a trial in 2012 and have gradually been extended to more routes. After this latest expansion, they are now available on most rural routes on the Greater Anglia network, including many key day-trip destinations.
Passengers are now able to make great savings on more rural journeys, including local trips between Norwich and Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft and between Ipswich and Felixstowe/Lowestoft. This means that two people can save money when travelling together.
When two adults travel together on Greater Anglia’s Duo ticket, the second passenger receives 50% off their fare.
New Duo tickets are now available on over 200 journeys that now include (amongst others):
- Norwich to Great Yarmouth
- Lowestoft to Norwich
- Ipswich to Felixstowe
- Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich
Up to now, Duo tickets were available on Greater Anglia’s routes between London and Cambridge and between London and Manningtree/Harwich. This extension now includes a number of the local routes to and from Ipswich and Norwich.
Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, said:
“The Duo ticket has proved very popular, so we are really pleased to be rolling it out to more routes on our network.
“Travelling by rail is cheaper than you think, and we are always looking for ways to help customers save money on their journeys.
“We hope passengers take advantage of the Duo tickets in Norfolk and Suffolk and enjoy exploring all our region has to offer.”
Duo tickets are day returns valid for two people travelling together at weekends and on Bank Holidays only. Two people must travel together, out and return, on the same journey and children can travel with any ticket holder for just £2 each.
Duo tickets are available to buy online as e-tickets, and they can also be purchased from ticket machines at stations, ticket offices, or from the conductor on the train.
It is not available for journeys wholly within the Oyster pay-as-you-go area (London Liverpool St to Shenfield, Broxbourne and Hertford East). You can still buy Duo tickets for journeys into and out of the Oyster area.
Duo tickets are currently available on Greater Anglia’s routes between London and Cambridge and between London and Manningtree/Harwich. This extension now includes a number of the local routes to/from Ipswich (including from Lowestoft, Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds) and to/from Norwich (including from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft).