Industrial action to affect rail services 31 May, 1 June, 2 June, 3 June

Rail passengers across the region are advised to check before they travel 31 May through 3 June. Strike action will affect Greater Anglia services on Wednesday 31 May, Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June. Action short of a strike will cause some cancellations on Thursday 1 June.

Wednesday 31 May and Saturday 3 June

  • No services on the East Suffolk Lines and the other regional routes.
  • A reduced service will operate on a limited number of other routes including Norwich – London. Where services do run, they will start later and finish earlier than normal. Start and finish times will vary across the network.

Thursday 1 June

On Thursday 1 June, due to the knock-on effects of the previous day’s strike there will be no services before 07.00. Due to action short of a strike, some services will be cancelled including the following on the East Suffolk Lines:

  • Ipswich to Lowestoft – 13.16, 15.16, 18.13, 21.17
  • Lowestoft to Ipswich – 06.14, 06.40, 15.06, 17.02, 20.07
  • Ipswich to Saxmundham – 06.20
  • Ipswich to Felixstowe – 05.04, 06.04, 08.25
  • Felixstowe to Ipswich – 05.34, 06.34, 08.54

Note: Some other services elsewhere on the Greater Anglia network will also be cancelled Thursday 1 June including several Norwich – London services. A full list of the cancelled services is available at

Friday 2 June

On Friday 2 June, services will operate between 07.00 and 23.00, with all last trains reaching their destination by 23.00.

  • A reduced frequency will operate on some routes including Ipswich – Lowestoft and Norwich – London but many routes will have a normal or near normal service during the hours that trains are running.

Sunday 4 June

Sunday is not a strike day bt there could be some knock-on effects in the morning.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “We are very sorry that once again our customers will be disrupted by industrial action. Customers are advised to check before they travel on all strike days, as the number of services affected varies, with trains operating on very few routes at all on 31 May and 3 June, but on most routes and more frequently on 2 June. There are also cancellations on 1 June, due to action short of a strike. The rail industry is working hard to resolve these disputes and talks will continue with ASLEF and RMT to try and reach an agreement.”

Pre-booked tickets

Passengers who have already pre-booked tickets to travel on strike days can change them, use them to travel on either the day before or up to two days later, or apply for a refund by going back to their original retailer.

Passenger Assistance

Passenger assistance will be available as usual for all trains that are running. Anyone requiring assistance who cannot avoid travelling by train on strike days should plan their journey and book assistance in advance if possible.

A list of all the changes throughout the period 31 May through 3 June is available at