Check before your travel as Greater Anglia timetable changes from Monday

Friday, 24 December 2021

Greater Anglia is making a temporary reduction to its timetable in response to falling passenger numbers and to ensure the company can continue to provide a reliable service throughout the latest phase of the pandemic.

Some services are being removed from the weekday timetable from Monday 20 December. This still leaves over 1,200 services - just under 90 per cent of the pre-pandemic timetable - still running.

Jay Thompson, Greater Anglia’s train service delivery director, said: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes to customers.

“Government guidelines asking people to work from home combined with Christmas when fewer people travel has led to a drop in our passenger numbers.

“In addition, we have to plan for our staff being affected by the new omicron variant, especially as we are already starting to see the early signs of its impact. We’ve therefore decided to make some revisions to our timetable now, to ensure we can provide a reliable service to our customers over the coming weeks.

“We believe this is better than cancelling trains on the day which is far more inconvenient for our customers – this way they can plan their journeys in advance.”

Full details of the service changes will be published on the Greater Anglia website.

Anyone who has booked a ticket for one of the cancelled services can catch either the train before or after the service that has been cancelled.

Customers should check before they travel using the Greater Anglia website or app to see which train they can catch.

Greater Anglia is thanking the large numbers of customers who are wearing face coverings at stations and on trains, which once again is mandatory unless you are exempt. People who do not wear face coverings could face fines of up to £6,400.

The company is continuing with enhanced cleaning and sanitisation especially of high touch areas such as push buttons, grab handles and arm rests.

Ventilation on trains is provided by air conditioning which sucks fresh air in every six to nine minutes or opening windows and doors opening at stations.

People wishing to find a train with fewer passengers can use the “less busy trains” tool on the company’s website which enables customers to pick the quietest trains travelling to and from London Liverpool Street.

Anyone with Covid symptoms is reminded not to travel and to get tested.

Greater Anglia Timetable changes from 20 December 2021

These are services which will not run from Monday 20 December.

Intercity

Time Service
08:00 Norwich - London Liverpool Street
10:00 London Liverpool Street - Norwich
12:32 Norwich - London Liverpool Street
15:00 London Liverpool Street - Norwich

Great Eastern Mainline

Colchester/Clacton/Ipswich/Harwich/Braintree/Southend Victoria/Southminster – London Liverpool Street

Time Service
04:28 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
05:55 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
06:01 Walton-on-the-Naze – Thorpe-le-Soken
06:11 Colchester Town - London Liverpool Street
06:29 Ipswich - London Liverpool Street
06:30 Shenfield - Southminster
06:30 Thorpe-le-Soken - Walton-on-the-Naze
06:38 Clacton - London Liverpool Street
06:50 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
06:58 Walton-on-the-Naze - Thorpe-le-Soken
07:10 Colchester - Ipswich
07:23 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
07:36 London Liverpool Street - Colchester Town
07:36 Southminster - London Liverpool Street
07:37 Thorpe-le-Soken - Walton-on-the-Naze
07:38 Ipswich - London Liverpool Street
07:49 Chelmsford - London Liverpool Street
08:00 London Liverpool Street - Ipswich
08:01 Walton-on-the-Naze - London Liverpool Street
09:00 Colchester Town - London Liverpool Street
09:18 London Liverpool Street - Clacton
09:56 Colchester - Walton-on-the-Naze
11:00 Walton-on-the-Naze - Colchester
11:05 Clacton - London Liverpool Street
11:18 London Liverpool Street - Clacton
11:50 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
12:50 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
12:52 Ipswich - London Liverpool Street
13:15 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
14:14 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
14:36 London Liverpool Street - Colchester Town
15:30 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
15:50 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
16:00 Colchester Town - Colchester
16:39 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
16:59 Manningtree - Harwich Town
17:04 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
17:09 Colchester - Colchester Town
17:18 London Liverpool Street - Ipswich
17:26 Harwich Town - Manningtree
17:30 Colchester Town - London Liverpool Street
17:38 London Liverpool Street - Harwich International
18:14 Manningtree - Clacton
18:20 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
18:49 Ipswich - London Liverpool Street
19:10 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
19:32 London Liverpool Street - Harwich International
19:34 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
20:35 London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria
20:38 London Liverpool Street - Colchester Town
20:56 Colchester - Walton-on-the-Naze
21:18 London Liverpool Street - Clacton
21:30 Southend Victoria - London Liverpool Street
22:00 Walton-on-the-Naze - Colchester
22:41 Colchester - Colchester Town
22:56 Colchester - Walton-on-the-Naze
23:00 Colchester Town - Colchester
23:05 Clacton - Colchester

* Update: Please note, the 22:00 Colchester Town - London Liverpool Street service will start from Colchester.

Buses will replace the following cancelled services:

  • 22:00 Walton-on-the-Naze - Colchester
  • 22:56 Colchester - Walton-on-the-Naze
  • 23:05 Clacton-On-Sea - Colchester

Regional Routes

Norwich-Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth/Cambridge/Stansted

Ipswich-Felixstowe/Lowestoft/Cambridge/Peterborough

Marks Tey-Sudbury

Time Service
12:20 Ipswich - Cambridge
13:47 Cambridge - Ipswich
15:36 Norwich - Great Yarmouth
15:58 Ipswich - Felixstowe
16:17 Great Yarmouth - Norwich
16:28 Felixstowe - Ipswich
22.05 Norwich – Lowestoft