Temporary Reduction in Services from Monday 25 January

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the resulting decrease in the number of people travelling, a temporary reduction in the number of Greater Anglia rail services will take place starting Monday 25 January; you are advised to check before you travel.

Greater Anglia will continue to run approximately 72 percent of services to enable essential workers to travel along with people who are unable to work from home and other permitted reasons such as medical appointments.

The changes have been made in consultation with the Government which is currently funding the running of railway.

East Suffolk Lines

On the Ipswich – Lowestoft and Ipswich and Felixstowe routes there will be a reduction in some off peak services. Reductions will also occur on the other regional routes to Cambridge and in Norfolk.

Great Eastern Mainline

Peak services will be reduced; the Intercity service between Norwich and London Liverpool Street will be reduced to hourly.

Across the Greater Anglia network a total of 379 weekday services are due to be cancelled. On a normal timetable, the train company runs 1,372 services on weekdays.

Revised timetables

They will be available on the Greater Anglia website and mobile app.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “Government advice at the moment is to stay at home and to only travel for essential reasons such as work, medical appointments and other legally permissible reasons.

“Our passenger numbers are significantly lower, so it makes sense to reduce the number of services that we run.”

“However, we will continue to run a safe, reliable and punctual service for those essential travellers who need to use our railway.”

The government expects and recommends people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

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