Greater Anglia to operate a reduced timetable

Greater Anglia have announced that they will be introducing a reduced timetable from Monday 23 March, as everyone across Greater Anglia works flat out to provide transport for people delivering essential services. With the coronavirus situation, customer demand has reduced, whilst staff availability in Greater Anglia and Network Rail Anglia has also started to be affected, making changes to the timetable necessary - as they need to provide a timetable that they can continue to offer on a consistent basis.

The timetable that will operate from Monday onwards is closer to a Sunday timetable, but with extra early morning and later evening services, to deliver an effective public transport service for key workers.  Reducing the number of trains in service also creates opportunities for additional cleaning activities on trains, and in depots, and allows more targeted cleaning at stations.

The service level will deliver enough seats to meet the current demand levels and the timetable will be kept under regular review to react to any further developments.

The entire Greater Anglia team is absolutely committed to keeping the region moving, while also keeping themselves safe.

Details of the reduced timetable are available on the Greater Anglia website.  An outline summary of the route by route frequency is shown below:


Hertford East to Stratford

Southend to London


Norwich to London intercity services

Ipswich to London (in addition to the intercity service)

Clacton to London – but no services to or via Colchester Town

Cambridge to London

Norwich to Cambridge – trains will not run through to Stansted Airport, so passengers can change at Ely or Cambridge for onward connections

Norwich to Sheringham, Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Norwich to Lowestoft

Ipswich to Lowestoft, Ipswich to Felixstowe and Ipswich to Cambridge

Thorpe-le-Soken to Walton-on-the-Naze

Manningtree to Harwich

Marks Tey to Sudbury

Witham to Braintree (shuttle all day with no direct trains to London)

Wickford to Southminster

Stansted Airport to London


Ipswich to Peterborough

Greater Anglia have advised that will continue to do all they can to provide an excellent service for everyone who does travel by train and to support customers, colleagues and the communities they serve, during this challenging and difficult period.  

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