Train travel advice for Great Yarmouth Airshow 16 & 17 June
Greater Anglia is boosting the train service on the Norwich – Great Yarmouth rail line on Saturday 16 and 17 June to help people travel to and from the Great Yarmouth Airshow.
The operator has lengthened trains and will be running them half hourly throughout the day, and three times an hour during the morning and evening peak times.
Services will operate with three carriages instead of the usual two using the longest trains in the company’s current local train fleet - and Greater Anglia has also hired extra locomotives to enable it to run two additional, longer trains which can each carry over 500 people.
Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Jonathan Denby, said, “We’ve increased the frequency and length of trains on both days. We’re expecting it to be very busy, so it is important that we do as much as we can to help people travel to and from the airshow.”
There will also be extra staff on hand to provide help and information.
However, Greater Anglia is warning passengers that there are still likely to be large queues at stations and very busy trains, because of the expected numbers of people travelling over the weekend.
Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, James Reeve, said, “If you intend to travel to the airshow by train, we’re advising that you buy your ticket in advance. It will save you time standing in a long queue at the ticket office or ticket machines, so you’ll be on your way more promptly if you already have a ticket.”
“We’re pleased to be supporting the first ever Great Yarmouth airshow which will be a big boost for the area.”
To avoid queueing to buy tickets, passengers are advised to get them in advance online or via the Greater Anglia app to reduce their waiting times at the station.
The RMT strike on 16 June will not affect train services as Greater Anglia will be running the full, scheduled service, using contingency conductors.