Starting Monday 13 September Greater Anglia will increase the number of services it runs on the Norwich – London Intercity Route along with restoring the full timetable on the Great Eastern Mainline and its branches between Ipswich and London. Additional services will also run on the West Anglia Mainline.
An extra 12 services on weekdays and 8 at the weekend are being added to the Norwich to London Liverpool Street Intercity service. Two express Norwich in 90 services will also be reinstated.
06.28, 08.03, 12.32, 13.30 and 18.32 Norwich to London Liverpool Street
10.00, 11.00, 15.00, 16.00 and 21.00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich
06.50 Colchester to Norwich, 18.00 Ipswich to Norwich
06.30, 11.30, 16.30 Norwich to London and 09.00, 14.00, 19.00 London to Norwich.
The express Norwich in 90 services, which call only at Ipswich and make the journey in 90 minutes, are the 08.00 Norwich to London and 17.00 London to Norwich.
As a result of the changes the weekday and Saturday Intercity service will be ar a near normal pre-pandemic frequency will the a full service on Sundays.
A small number of Intercity services will be operated by trains without First Class seating. Details are available on the Greater Anglia website.
Great Eastern Mainline
The full timetable is being restored on the Great Eastern mainline service between Ipswich and London Liverpool Street including the branches to Braintree, Colchester, Colchester Town, Clacton/Walton, Harwich and Southend Victoria.
Two school services will start from Thursday 2 September: the 06.50 Colchester to Norwich and the 15.57 Ingatestone to Colchester services.
West Anglia Mainline
Five additional services will being added to the West Anglia mainline which runs between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge and on to King’s Lynn:
06.47 Cambridge to London Liverpool Street, 06.18 Kings Lynn to London Liverpool Street, 08.03 and 08.33 Liverpool Street to Cambridge and 17.37 Liverpool Street o Cambridge North.
There are no changes to the revised Stansted Express service which is currently operating between two and three services an hour.
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “As restrictions have been lifted we’ve seen our trains get busier on many routes. We anticipate further increases as the Government is encouraging people to return to working from offices.
“We revised our timetable several times during the pandemic to reflect the impact of Covid restrictions on passenger numbers and throughout that time we ran a safe and reliable railway.
“We are continuing to clean and sanitise our trains, paying attention to high touch areas. Regular independent random Covid tests have been carried out on our trains and all have come back negative.
“For people who would still rather travel on quieter trains, we have an improved less busy trains tool on our website, where people can see at a glance which are the quietest stations at every station to and from London Liverpool Street.
“We also remain committed to running a punctual railway and currently on average 95 per cent of our trains are on time.”