Travel all the way into East Anglia by train from London this summer

Published on: Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The train line from London to Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge is currently free of disruptive engineering works – making it possible to enjoy a day out in East Anglia by rail.

Passengers using the Greater Anglia services from London Liverpool Street will be able to enjoy rail travel all the way to lovely destinations such as Ipswich, Manningtree, Colchester, Chelmsford and Norwich by train, as Network Rail engineering works on the mainline are paused for the summer until September.

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Service Director, Martin Moran, said, ““The great news is that we will be running a normal service on most summer weekends across the majority of our network.

“We want to make sure customers know when there aren’t engineering works on our lines so they can take advantage of heading out of the capital and discovering East Anglia, its coasts and countryside, by train.”

“The train is perfect for getting out and about or exploring further afield while leaving the car at home.

“There are some great value fares to be snapped up and they can be used with over 150 2FOR1 offers to attractions across East Anglia - and visiting them by train is greener and helps protect this wonderful region from congestion and pollution.”

He added, “Even where work is taking place, Greater Anglia will be drafting in rail replacement bus services to ensure that you can still travel, so although journeys will take a bit longer than usual, the railway is still open and you can still reach your destination.”

The Greater Anglia website has details of days out both in East Anglia, as well as a range of special offers, including two for one deals at attractions for people travelling by train.

Details of cheaper fares such as advance tickets, group save and other discounts are available online, with the Greater Anglia price promise offering the cheapest fare online or the company will refund the difference.

Children travel for just £2 with any adult and great-value fares start from as low as £6.

For timetables and the cheapest fares, book online at