Christmas 2021 service summary

This Christmas most trains on the Greater Anglia network will run as usual.

On Christmas Eve, the last services of the day will be earlier than usual. There will be no services on Christmas Day, and on Boxing Day the only services operating are some Stansted Express services.

View more information on planned Service Alterations and the recent 20th December 2021 Timetable changes .

Network Rail is carrying out some engineering works on Boxing Day and the bank holiday weekends. This is how they will affect our services:

Boxing Day

Stansted Express will run between Tottenham Hale and Stansted Airport. Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted on TfL Victoria Line between Tottenham Hale and Kings Cross and on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines between Kings Cross and Liverpool Street.

Bank Holiday Monday 27 & Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December

Rail replacement bus services will operate between Shenfield and Colchester; Braintree and Witham; Marks Tey and Sudbury. No service between Stratford and Meridian Water.

Saturday 1 to Monday 3 January inclusive

No service between Stratford and Meridian Water.

COVID-19 Travel Advice

You can travel with confidence on our trains this Christmas. We have various measures in place to keep you safe which we will continue, including:

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitisation of our trains – with train cleaners wiping down touch points with virucide after every journey.
  • Good air flow on our trains – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at station lets more air in.
  • Random covid tests carried out by an independent company have all come back negative. We’re also carrying out biological residue tests ourselves to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible.

View our COVID-19 travel advice page to see what we are doing to keep you safe.