Weekend rail travel between Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and London free of disruptive engineering work this summer

Published on: Thursday, 30 May 2024
Last updated: Thursday, 30 May 2024

Greater Anglia Trains

Greater Anglia trains. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia passengers will be able to take advantage of weekend rail travel free of disruptive engineering works on the main line between Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and London Liverpool Street this summer.

Passengers using the Great Eastern Main Line between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London Liverpool Street will benefit from normal Saturday and Sunday frequencies and journey times, while major works on the main line are paused by Network Rail over the summer, with weekends clear of any significant service alterations up to and including the weekend of 31 August/1 September.

Almost all of Greater Anglia’s regional routes also have no scheduled engineering works over the same period, meaning that customers will be able to travel across the network as normal, without any additional changes, extended journey times or need to use a rail replacement service.

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

“We’re pleased to confirm that as well as our normal weekday services, we will be running a full service at weekends over the summer on the Great Eastern Main Line and on our local regional routes. Passengers can therefore leave the car at home and travel with confidence throughout June, July, and August.

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

With comfortable and reliable new trains, it’s an excellent way to take a trip out and enjoy the summer.”

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.

In addition, Greater Anglia has recently announced that passengers travelling on the Great Eastern Main Line will be able to upgrade to First Class from as little as £13, courtesy of the revolutionary rail ticket app Seatfrog.

For more information on these and other offers visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/offers/

For more information on ticket fares and timetables visit www.greateranglia.co.uk.