Coronavirus - Changes to the trains timetable

We have a reduced timetable in place at the moment, as passenger numbers are down significantly. We want to provide the most reliable service possible for key workers and others who need to use our trains. From Monday 18 May, we are changing the timetable to an amended Saturday service. There will be more frequent trains from Colchester, Clacton and Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street and from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street.

Regional lines will remain as they are currently, but the hourly Norwich to Cambridge service will now run as a direct through service to Stansted Airport again. The Norwich-London Liverpool Street intercity service, will continue to run once an hour, but during peak periods it will not call at Colchester or Chelmsford, running non-stop between Manningtree and Stratford.

Passengers at Colchester will be served by three trains per hour and at Chelmsford by four trains per hour on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Summary of May 18 2020 revised timetable

Every 20 minutes Southend Victoria-Liverpool Street

Stansted Airport-Liverpool Street
Cambridge-Liverpool Street
Hertford East-Liverpool Street

Ipswich-Liverpool Street (plus Norwich to London services)


Bishops Stortford-Stratford

Meridian Water-Stratford
Norwich-Liverpool Street (not calling at Colchester or Chelmsford during peak hours)
Clacton-Liverpool Street
Braintree-Liverpool Street
Walton-Colchester via Colchester Town
Sudbury-Marks Tey
Norwich-Sheringham, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Cambridge/Stansted Airport
Ipswich-Felixstowe, Lowestoft, and Cambridge

Two-hourly Ipswich-Peterborough

Please note:

The revised timetables will be updated once a week, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday and published here.

More information on what Greater Anglia is doing to keep rail passengers safe during Covid-19 can be found here. We encourage that you become familiar with the measures we have put in place so that we can stop the spread and safeguard people’s health.