When can I travel by rail from Norfolk this Easter?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Rail passengers in Norfolk can enjoy great days out by trains over the Easter weekend, as the majority of the Greater Anglia network is unaffected by engineering work.

Network Rail is carrying out some track work between Norwich and Colchester, on Easter Sunday, when buses will also replace trains between Norwich and Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

There will be some alterations to rural services from Norwich, with rail replacement buses running between Cromer and Sheringham while a new platform is being built throughout the Easter weekend.

While this 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.

Additional staff will also be on hand to held passengers, direct them to the buses and provide information and assistance to make the process as smooth as possible.

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, said: “Most of our network is free from engineering work this Easter, meaning people can enjoy trips to the capital or coast, or any of the other excellent destinations which we serve.

“Network Rail will be carrying out some engineering work and we would advise passengers to check before they travel.”

People can save money with a railcard, and groups of three or more can save with Groupsave. Children travel for just £2 with any adult.

For timetables and the cheapest fares, book online at www.greateranglia.co.uk

Good Friday 19 April

Trains will run between Norwich and London Liverpool Street all day. A Saturday service will operate on the mainline between London Liverpool Street and Colchester/Ipswich/Norwich and branch lines.

A rail replacement bus service will run between Cromer and Sheringham. Sheringham station is closed while a new platform is being built.

Saturday 20 April

A rail replacement bus service will run between Cromer and Sheringham. Sheringham station is closed while a new platform is being built.

The usual Saturday timetabled service will run between Norwich and London Liverpool Street and branch lines.

Easter Sunday 21 April

A rail replacement bus service will run between Cromer and Sheringham. Sheringham station is closed while a new platform is being built.

Buses will replace trains between Colchester and Norwich all day while Network Rail engineers renew the overhead lines.

Buses will also replace trains between Norwich and Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth to allow Network Rail engineers the opportunity to continue the major work on the re-signalling project.

Easter Monday 22 April

A Saturday service will run between Norwich and London Liverpool Street and branch lines.

A rail replacement bus service will run between Cromer and Sheringham. Sheringham station is closed while a new platform is being built.