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Greater Anglia is set to introduce the first of its fleet of new suburban electric trains on routes in Essex within the next few weeks – but they are unlikely to be seen in the Ipswich or Colchester area until the New Year.

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Covid tests on Greater Anglia trains have found no traces of the virus – days after they were cleaned with a special chemical aimed at keeping travellers safe.

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Greater Anglia is starting to plan for the day, next year, when its new fleet of trains can start speeding up services across the region – but their full potential will only be realised when track and signalling is upgraded in the years ahead.

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Greater Anglia has been carrying just under a quarter of its normal numbers of passengers during the second lockdown according to figures released by the rail company.

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Railway stations across Suffolk and Essex have been awarded “Safe and Secure” accreditation in a project run by Greater Anglia and the British Transport Police.

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Unlike the first lockdown, Greater Anglia is not making changes to its rail timetables this time around – although government advice is once again that people should only travel for work, to get to school or college, or other essential trips like caring or medical appointments.

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Suffolk cyclists should be able to benefit from new bike racks that are being created in three Suffolk towns.

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Passengers travelling by rail from Ipswich face slightly different advice from the government depending on whether they go south through the tunnel or north towards Norwich, Lowestoft or Cambridge.

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Greater Anglia paid out more than £4.7m to passengers whose trains were late or cancelled under their Delay Repay scheme during the financial year 2019/20.

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Six weekends of engineering work on the main line between Ipswich and London starts on Saturday with buses replacing trains for some journeys to the capital.

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The £3m second phase of the upgrade of Ipswich Railway Station is now under way – and should be completed by the summer of next year.

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Greater Anglia has made changes to its timetable to make it easier for its trains to keep to time during the autumn leaf-fall season.

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The number of passengers on Greater Anglia trains during the lockdown fell to 7.7% of the 2019 figure for the same time of the year – and they were, on average, making shorter journeys according to new figures from the official rail watchdog.

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Greater Anglia has started training more staff to operate its new Aventra commuter trains that are due to come into service on lines from London to Essex and Ipswich over the next few months.

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Community Rail Partnerships, station adopters, local authorities and other organisations from across East Anglia came together with key players at Greater Anglia in a virtual conference last week.

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It’s not just pubs and restaurants that have to obey the government’s new 10pm curfew - Greater Anglia is having to close its buffets early on InterCity trains between East Anglia and London.

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Rail companies around the country are waiting to get the first clear indication of the future shape of their industry which could emerge towards the end of the year with the publication of a major review of the way it operates.

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Rail bosses are facing a nervous weekend as the government’s money which has kept trains operating during the lockdown and beyond is due to run out at midnight on Sunday – and talks are continuing with the Department for Transport on a new scheme.

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The number of passengers on the region’s trains is starting to increase again as more people start to return to their workplaces or schools and colleges – but the London commuters seem to still be staying away.

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There will be no trains between Ipswich and London on five Sundays between mid October and the end of November as Network Rail engineers upgrade the overhead power lines through Essex.

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Back in mid-March when lockdown was brought in, one of the most seriously-affected industries was public transport.

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Buses will replace trains from Ipswich to Norwich and Bury St Edmunds on Sunday because Network Rail is replacing track near Needham Market station.

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Rail season ticket holders from Ipswich to London could see their fares break the £7,000 barrier in January if the government’s usual funding formula for ticket prices is applied.

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More than 15 years after smoking was banned on all trains in the UK, Greater Anglia is facing a new battle with lawless passengers who are determined to light up in the toilets of its new trains.

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Greater Anglia managing director Jamie Burles has recorded a message welcoming passengers back to the company’s trains as the industry tries to win back travellers who have been staying away from public transport since the coronavirus crisis started.

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Greater Anglia is recruiting 28 new cleaners and brought in new high-tech vacuum cleaners to help ensure its trains are as safe as possible for passengers.

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More than 95% of Greater Anglia trains ran on time over the last four weeks according to new punctuality figures from the company – including all lines from Ipswich and Colchester.

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The hot weather of the last two weeks has attracted more people on to some Greater Anglia trains than at any time since the lockdown was brought in during the middle of March.

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Despite changes to the rules on public transport two weeks ago, few passengers have returned to the region’s trains after the lockdown period.

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Greater Anglia is celebrating the first anniversary of the introduction of its Stadler bimode trains which have become more reliable after a difficult first few months.

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