East Suffolk Lines Off-Peak Hourly Services to be Reinstated from 2 April

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease Greater Anglia is reinstating many off-peak services across the network from this Friday 2 April in anticipation of an increase in passenger numbers. On the East Suffolk Lines this will mean a resumption of hourly services Ipswich – Lowestoft and Ipswich – Felixstowe. While most East Suffolk Lines services did run during lockdown there were a few non-peak services which had been suspended.

The changes mean that from next week Greater Anglia will be operating about 82 percent of the normal timetable but passengers are still advised to check before they travel using the Greater Anglia website, app or National Rail app.

Hourly services will also resume as follows beginning Friday 2 April:

  • Ipswich – Cambridge
  • Norwich – Great Yarmouth (half-hourly peak services will not be reinstated at this time)
  • Norwich – Lowestoft
  • Norwich – Sheringham
  • Norwich – Cambridge
  • Marks Tey – Sudbury
  • Wickford – Southminster
  • Colchester – Walton on the Naze
  • Manningtree – Harwich

Additional Changes from Monday 12 April

From Monday 12 April the following Intercity services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street will be reinstated Mondays to Fridays only:

  • 05.30 and 06.48 Norwich to London Liverpool Street
  • 07.55 and 09.00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “We’re committed to providing a reliable, punctual and safe service for our customers.”

“As well as anticipating forthcoming increases in passenger numbers as we move along the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we’re monitoring how many customers are using our trains currently, so that we can provide enough services so that travellers can continue to socially distance.”

The Government’s current travel advice is to keep journeys to a minimum, plan your journey in advance, travel at less busy times and avoid making unnecessary journeys.