The strike by train drivers on Saturday 26 November will have a severe impact on Greater Anglia services. Most trains will not run; where services are scheduled to operate they will be reduced, starting later and finishing earlier. Greater Anglia is asking people to avoid travelling.
No East Suffolk Lines Services 26 November
There will be no trains on the East Suffolk Lines, the other regional/rural routes and Cambridge – London Liverpool Street on Saturday 26 November. Trains not running due to the strike will not be replaced by buses.
Services on main routes to London will be severely reduced with one train per hour Norwich – London, Stansted Express and to/from Southend Victoria.
First trains will start later – Last trains will finish earlier
First and last train times to London Liverpool Street:
- from Norwich 08.00 and 19.00
- from Colchester 08.13 and 20.13
- from Southend Victoria 08.13 and 22.00.
In the other direction, first and last trains from Liverpool Street:
- to Norwich 10.30 and 21.30
- to Colchester 10.00 and 22.00
- to Southend Victoria 09.47 and 23.45.
Stansted Express service first and last train times:
- from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street 05.15 and 00.30
- from Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport 04.10 and 23.25.
Pre-Booked Ticket Arrangements
Anyone who has booked a ticket to travel Saturday 26 November will be able to travel either Friday 25 November or up to and including Tuesday 29 November. Refunds or a change of date outside the dates above are available at the place of purchase.
Knock-on Effects Sunday 27 November
On some routes, the first services on Sunday 27 November will start later than usual as a result of the 24-hour strike. Passengers are asked to check before travelling.
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “We’re very sorry that once again we must advise people to avoid travelling on our trains, but with our drivers on strike we have no other option.
“We know people will have been planning to go Christmas shopping, visit the Christmas lights in London, go to shows and events or to watch FA Cup matches on Saturday 26 November and that now they will be disappointed.
“We will continue as an industry to carry on talking to ASLEF and other rail unions to try to resolve these disputes, to bring an end to these very disruptive strikes.”
Full details of timetables, refunds and other information is available at www.greateranglia.co.uk/strikes
Other train companies affected
Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Great Western Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Trains, Southeastern, Transpennine Express, and West Midlands Trains.