Platform 1 extended at Wickford railway station

First Alstom class 720 train at Wickford Station
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Greater Anglia issues advice to customers as work starts to improve Wickford station

Customers using Wickford railway station are being advised about changes during the coming weeks, as Greater Anglia carries out improvements work to prepare the station for the introduction of its new trains.

Between Thursday 3 and Saturday 26 June, platform 1 will be extended to be able to accommodate Greater Anglia’s new longer trains.

While the work takes place, all trains for the Southminster line will depart from platform 4, instead of platform 1.

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New Greater Anglia trains on more new routes

Greater Anglia’s rollout of brand-new trains has reached new routes today (Tuesday 23 March) starting with an early morning maiden passenger voyage from Clacton to London.

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Roll-out of driver training on Greater Anglia's new trains heads west

One of Greater Anglia's new Alstom trains

Greater Anglia is now training driver instructors on its new Alstom-built trains on the London Liverpool Street to Cambridge line, as preparations continue for the introduction of new trains on its West Anglia services.

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New trains now in passenger service on Southminster line

Passengers on Greater Anglia’s Southminster branch line can now travel on brand new trains after the first of the company’s state-of-the-art electric commuter trains entered passenger service on the route.

The 18.02 service from London Liverpool Street to Southminster on Wednesday 23 December was operated by two brand new trains coupled together to form a ten-carriage train.

It then operated as the 19.19 Southminister to Shenfield service, calling at Burnham-on-Crouch, Althorne, North Fambridge, South Woodham Ferrers, Battlesbridge, Wickford and Shenfield.

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New trains now in passenger service on Braintree line

More Essex rail passengers can now experience modern rail travel as the roll-out of Greater Anglia’s brand-new state-of-the-art trains has extended to the Braintree to London Liverpool Street line.

Two of the train company’s brand-new electric commuter trains, made in the UK by Bombardier, entered passenger service on Wednesday 16 December coupled together as a ten-carriage train on the Braintree line.

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