Travel Updates

 

Greater Anglia services during Christmas and New Year 2020/2021

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Greater Anglia will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

This information is subject to change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please check before you travel.

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Wednesday 23 December

 

No engineering work is planned on this day.

Thursday 24 December

 

An early shutdown of all services will apply.

No trains will operate after approximately 22:30, with the exception of Stansted Express services.

Friday 25 December

 

No service.

Saturday 26 December

 

No trains will operate on Greater Anglia routes with the exception of Stansted Express services.

Sunday 27 December

 

Stratford - Meridian Water:

Due to overhead line and track renewal works in the Stratford area, Stratford to Meridian Water services will be reduced in frequency to hourly.

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work taking place between London and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Ipswich and Stansted Airport (change onto Greater Anglia Stansted Express services between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street)
  • Manningtree / Hythe / Colchester / Marks Tey / Kelvedon / Witham / Hatfield Peverel / Chelmsford / Ingatestone / Shenfield and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. National Rail tickets will be accepted on TfL Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.
  • Braintree and Witham
  • Sudbury and Marks Tey

Trains will operate between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester Town, and between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester Town. Passengers should change at Hythe for connecting buses to Colchester and beyond.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Norwich - Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft:

Due to the renewal of a bridge at Postwick, buses will replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft all day.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work, Southend Victoria services will operate between Southend Victoria and Shenfield only, with buses replacing trains between Shenfield and Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station.

National Rail tickets to / from London will be accepted on the TfL Central Line between Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

A shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

Monday 28 December

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work taking place between London and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Ipswich and Stansted Airport (change onto Greater Anglia Stansted Express services between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street)
  • Manningtree / Hythe / Colchester / Marks Tey / Kelvedon / Witham / Hatfield Peverel / Chelmsford / Ingatestone / Shenfield and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. National Rail tickets will be accepted on TfL Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.
  • Braintree and Witham
  • Sudbury and Marks Tey

Trains will operate between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester Town, and between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester Town. Passengers should change at Hythe for connecting buses to Colchester and beyond.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Norwich - Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft:

Due to the renewal of a bridge at Postwick, buses will replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft all day.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work, Southend Victoria services will operate between Southend Victoria and Shenfield only, with buses replacing trains between Shenfield and Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station.

National Rail tickets to / from London will be accepted on the TfL Central Line between Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

A shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

London Liverpool Street - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge:

This route is fully open and a Saturday-style timetable will operate.

Tuesday 29 December

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

A Saturday-style level of service will operate.

Due to track renewal work between Marks Tey and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Marks Tey and Ipswich
  • Marks Tey and Manningtree (via Colchester)
  • Marks Tey and Hythe (via Colchester)
  • Marks Tey and Sudbury.

    

Trains will operate between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Colchester Town and Walton-on-the-Naze; connecting with buses at Hythe.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town..

Due to overhead line renewal work, two of four lines between London Liverpool Street and Ilford will be closed. Furthermore, due to platform work at London Liverpool Street (platforms 14-18 will be closed) a reduced train service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Marks Tey / Braintree / Witham.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line renewal work, two of four lines between London Liverpool Street and Ilford will be closed. Furthermore, due to platform work at London Liverpool Street (platforms 14-18 will be closed) a reduced service will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria:

  • A half-hourly train service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, calling at Stratford, Shenfield and all stations to Southend Victoria.
  • A further four Mainline trains per hour will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield (and beyond), also calling at Stratford.

     

An hourly shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

London Liverpool Street - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge:

This route is fully open and a Saturday-style timetable will operate.

Wednesday 30 December

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

A Saturday-style level of service will operate.

Due to track renewal work between Marks Tey and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Marks Tey and Ipswich
  • Marks Tey and Manningtree (via Colchester)
  • Marks Tey and Hythe (via Colchester)
  • Marks Tey and Sudbury.

    

Trains will operate between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Colchester Town and Walton-on-the-Naze; connecting with buses at Hythe.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town..

Due to overhead line renewal work, two of four lines between London Liverpool Street and Ilford will be closed. Furthermore, due to platform work at London Liverpool Street (platforms 14-18 will be closed) a reduced train service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Marks Tey / Braintree / Witham.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line renewal work, two of four lines between London Liverpool Street and Ilford will be closed. Furthermore, due to platform work at London Liverpool Street (platforms 14-18 will be closed) a reduced service will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria:

  • A half-hourly train service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, calling at Stratford, Shenfield and all stations to Southend Victoria.
  • A further four Mainline trains per hour will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield (and beyond), also calling at Stratford.

     

An hourly shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

London Liverpool Street - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge:

This route is fully open and a Saturday-style timetable will operate.

Thursday 31 December

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

A Saturday-style level of service will operate.

Due to track renewal work between Marks Tey and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Marks Tey and Ipswich
  • Marks Tey and Manningtree (via Colchester)
  • Marks Tey and Hythe (via Colchester)
  • Marks Tey and Sudbury.

    

Trains will operate between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Colchester Town and Walton-on-the-Naze; connecting with buses at Hythe.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town..

Due to overhead line renewal work, two of four lines between London Liverpool Street and Ilford will be closed. Furthermore, due to platform work at London Liverpool Street (platforms 14-18 will be closed) a reduced train service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Marks Tey / Braintree / Witham.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line renewal work, two of four lines between London Liverpool Street and Ilford will be closed. Furthermore, due to platform work at London Liverpool Street (platforms 14-18 will be closed) a reduced service will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria:

  • A half-hourly train service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, calling at Stratford, Shenfield and all stations to Southend Victoria.
  • A further four Mainline trains per hour will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield (and beyond), also calling at Stratford.

     

An hourly shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

London Liverpool Street - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge:

This route is fully open and a Saturday-style timetable will operate.

Friday 1 January 2021

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work taking place between London and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Ipswich and Stansted Airport (change onto Greater Anglia Stansted Express services between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street)
  • Manningtree / Hythe / Colchester / Marks Tey / Kelvedon / Witham / Hatfield Peverel / Chelmsford / Ingatestone / Shenfield and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. National Rail tickets will be accepted on TfL Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.
  • Braintree and Witham
  • Sudbury and Marks Tey

Trains will operate between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester Town, and between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester Town. Passengers should change at Hythe for connecting buses to Colchester and beyond.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Rural routes out of Norwich and Ipswich:

A Sunday level of service will operate on Greater Anglia Rural Routes out of Norwich and Ipswich.

Additionally, due to the renewal of a bridge at Postwick, buses will replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft all day.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work, Southend Victoria services will operate between Southend Victoria and Shenfield only, with buses replacing trains between Shenfield and Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station.

National Rail tickets to / from London will be accepted on the TfL Central Line between Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.     

A shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

London Liverpool Street - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge:

This route is fully open and a Sunday-style timetable will operate.

Stratford - Meridian Water:

Due to overhead line and track renewal works in the Stratford area, Stratford to Meridian Water services will be reduced in frequency to hourly.

Saturday 2 January

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work taking place between London and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Ipswich and Stansted Airport (change onto Greater Anglia Stansted Express services between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street)
  • Manningtree / Hythe / Colchester / Marks Tey / Kelvedon / Witham / Hatfield Peverel / Chelmsford / Ingatestone / Shenfield and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. National Rail tickets will be accepted on TfL Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.
  • Braintree and Witham
  • Sudbury and Marks Tey

Trains will operate between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester Town, and between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester Town. Passengers should change at Hythe for connecting buses to Colchester and beyond.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work, Southend Victoria services will operate between Southend Victoria and Shenfield only, with buses replacing trains between Shenfield and Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station.

National Rail tickets to / from London will be accepted on the TfL Central Line between Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.     

A shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

London Liverpool Street - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge:

This route is fully open and a normal Saturday timetable will operate.

Sunday 3 January

 

London Liverpool Street - Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / branch lines:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work taking place between London and Manningtree / Hythe, buses will replace trains between the following locations:

  • Ipswich and Stansted Airport (change onto Greater Anglia Stansted Express services between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street)
  • Manningtree / Hythe / Colchester / Marks Tey / Kelvedon / Witham / Hatfield Peverel / Chelmsford / Ingatestone / Shenfield and Newbury Park Central Line tube station. National Rail tickets will be accepted on TfL Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.
  • Braintree and Witham
  • Sudbury and Marks Tey

Trains will operate between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester Town, and between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester Town. Passengers should change at Hythe for connecting buses to Colchester and beyond.

A shuttle train service will operate between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Southminster:

Due to overhead line and track renewal work, Southend Victoria services will operate between Southend Victoria and Shenfield only, with buses replacing trains between Shenfield and Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station.

National Rail tickets to / from London will be accepted on the TfL Central Line between Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.     

A shuttle train service will operate between Wickford and Southminster.

Stratford - Meridian Water:

Due to overhead line and track renewal works in the Stratford area, Stratford to Meridian Water services will be reduced in frequency to hourly.

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Last updated:   06 November 2020