When can I travel by rail from Suffolk this Easter?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

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

Network Rail is carrying out some track improvement work between Norwich and Colchester, with most of it taking place on Easter Sunday.

There are also some alterations to rural services between Ipswich and Felixstowe and Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds on Easter Sunday.

While this work is taking place Greater Anglia will be drafting in rail replacement bus services to ensure that people can still travel. Although journeys will take a bit longer than usual, the railway is still open and everyone can still reach their 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 and great-value fares start from as low as £6.

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

Friday 19 April

A Saturday service will operate on the mainline between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich and branch lines.

Saturday 20 April

Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe Town from 18.50 Saturday and all day Sunday.

Sunday 21 April

Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe Town all day.

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

Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

Easter Monday 22 April

A Saturday service will operate on the Mainline between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich and branch lines.