When are Greater Anglia’s last trains home on Christmas Eve?

Published on: Friday, 10 December 2021
Last updated: Monday, 19 December 2022

Published 10/12/2021

A Greater Anglia train at London Liverpool Street station

A Greater Anglia train at London Liverpool Street station. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia customers are urged to check their journeys over the festive season as there are some revisions to the usual timetable.

On Christmas Eve last trains will run earlier than normal, with most of the company’s services, which run between London and Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire finishing by 22:30.

The final trains are due to leave London Liverpool Street to Norwich at 20:30, Hertford East at 21:12, Clacton-on-Sea at 21:18, Cambridge at 21:28, Ipswich at 21:30, Southend Victoria at 21:35, Colchester at 21:38 and Stansted Airport at 22:55.

The last trains are due to leave Chelmsford to Norwich at 21:00, Braintree at 21:22, London Liverpool Street, Stratford and Shenfield at 21:40, Clacton-on-Sea at 21:52 and Colchester at 22:12.

The last trains are due to leave Ipswich to Peterborough at 17:42, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds at 19:13, Lowestoft at 20:17, Felixstowe at 20:58, London Liverpool Street at 21:10, Colchester at 21:28 and Norwich at 21:41.

The last trains are due to leave Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze at 20:56, Walton-on-the-Naze (changing trains at Thorpe-le-Soken) at 21:16, Norwich at 21:21, London Liverpool Street at 21:30, Clacton-on-Sea at 22:16 and Ipswich at 22:20.

The last trains are due to leave Tottenham Hale to Hertford East at 21:25, Audley End and Cambridge at 21:40, London Liverpool Street at 22:35 and Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport at 22:37.

The final trains of the evening are due to leave Cambridge to Norwich at 20:20, Ipswich at 20:47, Norwich (changing trains at Stowmarket) at 20:47, London Liverpool Street at 21:02, Stansted Airport (changing trains at Bishop's Stortford) at 21:02, Tottenham Hale at 21:02 and Ely at 22:36.

The last trains of the night from Norwich will leave to Bury St Edmund’s via Ely at 18:23, Lowestoft at 19:02, Cambridge at 19:27, Sheringham at 19:55, London Liverpool Street at 20:32 and Great Yarmouth at 20:40.

Customers are reminded to check their travel over the holiday period as Network Rail are undertaking vital improvement works across the Greater Anglia network on certain days.

Rail replacement buses are running between Shenfield and Colchester on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 December due to bridge work in the Chelmsford area. No e-scooters, e-cycles or full-size bikes can be transported on the replacement buses.

The Stratford to Meridian Water service is not running on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 December and Saturday 1 to Monday 3 January due to platform works at Stratford. Trains running between London and Hertford East and Cambridge will be diverted into London Liverpool Street.

Across the whole of the Greater Anglia network, trains that are running will operate a Sunday-style service on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 December and Saturday 1 January. A Saturday-style service will operate on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 December.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia’s Managing Director, said: “We would urge customers to double check the times of their trains on Christmas Eve so they don’t miss their last trains home.

“Engineering works are affecting some routes between Christmas and New Year, with rail replacement buses running to ensure you can complete your journeys. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“We would like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to welcoming them back in 2022.”

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We’ve got a huge package of work planned this Christmas and New Year that will reduce delays, maintain safety and improve reliability across the rail network and we’ve been able to plan this to keep most of the network open. These works are crucial to keep services running safely and reliably. I’d like to thank our passengers and our line side neighbours for their patience while we carry out this important work.”

Under current Government guidance, all rail passengers should wear a face covering while on stations, trains and rail replacement buses unless they are exempt.”

Visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/service-disruptions/christma… for an online summary of last trains and engineering works.