Extra seats for Suffolk passengers in Greater Anglia’s summer timetable

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Thousands of extra seats are now available in the new Greater Anglia summer timetable.

The changes include extra summer services provided across the Greater Anglia network, to help locals, visitors and holiday-makers make the most of all that East Anglia has to offer.

In Suffolk, these will operate between Norwich and Lowestoft, Ipswich and Peterborough and Ipswich and Felixstowe on Sundays until 8 September.

In addition, extra summer Sunday services now operate on the Ipswich to London route - perfect for shoppers and day trippers making the most of travel all the way into London at the weekend between May and October, as Network Rail pauses its engineering works on the mainline for the summer.*

These services will continue all year and will be accompanied by a brand new additional service from Ipswich to Norwich (08.46), which together will create an additional 2,950 seats on Sundays.

There are also four brand new extra services every weekday and Saturday between Norwich, Ipswich and London Liverpool Street speeding up travel between East Anglia and the capital providing an extra 12,000 seats a week.

Fastest journey times between Norwich and London have been cut to just 90 minutes and it takes just 55-57 minutes to travel between Ipswich and London.

All trains on the Marks Tey – Sudbury line now automatically call at Bures, removing the need for passengers to request the train to stop.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “Faster journey times and thousands of extra seats will provide a boost to people who live and work in East Anglia, as well as supporting the regional economy.

“These improvements will be followed in the summer by the first of our brand-new trains coming into service, so it really is going to be a great year for Greater Anglia customers.”

Passengers are advised to check journey times at greateranglia.co.uk

*Only three Sundays (19 May, 16 June and 8 September) see services south of Ipswich affected by disruptive engineering work.