More services to run as Greater Anglia anticipates rise in passenger numbers

Monday, 29 March 2021

Greater Anglia is reinstating many of its off peak train services from this Friday (2 April), so most of the network will once again have at least an hourly service – with further increases planned on other routes.

The changes are being made in anticipation of growing passenger numbers as lockdown restrictions start to ease slightly.

From next week Greater Anglia will be operating about 82 per cent of the normal timetable.

Rail passengers should check before they travel, using the Greater Anglia website or app for details of revised train times.

An hourly service will resume on the following services from Friday 2 April:

  • Norwich to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cambridge
  • Ipswich to Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Cambridge
  • Marks Tey to Sudbury
  • Wickford – Southminster
  • Colchester – Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Manningtree – Harwich

However, the half-hourly peak services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth will not be reinstated at this point.

greateranglia new bi-mode train waiting at a station

From Monday 12 April, the following intercity services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street will be reinstated on Mondays to Fridays only:

  • 05.30/06.48 Norwich to London Liverpool Street
  • 07.55/09.00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “We’re committed to providing a reliable, punctual and safe service for our customers.

“As well as anticipating forthcoming increases in passenger numbers as we move along the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we’re monitoring how many customers are using our trains currently, so that we can provide enough services so that travellers can continue to socially distance.

“You can find the latest Government guidance on travel and information about what we’re doing to keep passengers safe - such as enhanced cleaning and sanitisation - on our website, where you can also find all the details of revised timetables.”

Current travel advice is to keep journeys to a minimum, plan your journey in advance, travel at less busy times and avoid making unnecessary journeys.

Read Greater Anglia's Easter blog for the most recent guidance: