Revised time table from Monday 23 March 2020

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REDUCED TIMETABLE DUE TO COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

UPDATE: Due to the lockdown advice, temporary changes have been introduced to a number of rural train services as well as ticket office opening hours at some stations from Monday 30 March 2020. Click here to find out more.


With the government restrictions on travel resulting from the current coronavirus outbreak, the number of customers travelling on our services has reduced substantially, and it is no longer sensible for us to provide the usual levels of capacity on our train service. At the same time, we know that our services are critical to people who need to get to work to provide essential goods and services.
With this in mind, in line with other train operators, we have developed a temporary train plan which will significantly reduce overall capacity, but will still allow people who need to, to reach their destinations throughout the day.
This train plan will be implemented from start of service on Monday 23rd March, and will run until further notice. A summary of the train plan is as follows:

Revised Timetable
Service Route Service
Southend Victoria Two trains per hour
Southminster Hourly shuttle to/from Wickford
Norwich-London (Intercity) Hourly service
Ipswich - Liverpool Street Hourly service
Braintree branch Hourly shuttle to/from Witham
Sudbury branch Hourly shuttle to/from Marks Tey
Clacton/Walton on Naze and Colchester Town

Hourly Walton-Thorpe shuttle. Hourly Clacton-Liverpool Street. Hourly Colchester-Colchester Town.

Harwich branch Hourly Shuttle to/from Manningtree
Norwich and Ipswich Rural Hourly service on all routes (except Ipswich-Peterborough) which remains every 2 Hours. Norwich - Stansted services will run only between Norwich and Cambridge.
Cambridge- Liverpool Street Hourly service
Stansted Express Hourly service
Meridian Water- Stratford Suspended. Northumberland Park and Meridian Water placed on Hertford East service.
Hertford East Two trains per hour to Stratford.

Colchester Town

Services from Colchester will depart at xx46 mins past the hour. Except the first train 06:08, and the last two trains 22:20 & 22:56.

Services from Colchester Town will depart at xx57 mins past the hour. Except the first train 06:19, and the last two trains 22:44 & 23:07.

Rural Routes

Norwich to Sheringham/Gt Yarmouth/Lowestoft and Cambridge are unchanged.

Norwich to Stansted Airport will terminate and start at Cambridge.

Ipswich to Lowestoft/Cambridge and Felixstowe are unchanged.

Ipswich to Peterborough will remain as a 2 hourly service.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Greater Anglia is operating a reduced timetable for the foreseeable future.