Norwich to Sheringham line sees new Greater Anglia trains enter service

Greater Anglia New Trains Sheringham
Credit: Greater Anglia

Yesterday (6th November) saw the first of the brand new Greater Anglia trains travel on the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sheringham.

The new longer trains are gradually being phased in on the line before the end of the year. The 3 and 4 carriage trains are replacing the existing 1-3 carriage trains that run along the route.

The trains will be formally launched on the line soon. Each of the brand new Greater Anglia trains has more seats and is equipped with plug and USB sockets, free wifi, air conditioning and passenger information screens.

inside new train on sheringham line
Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia are replacing every train on their network, with the rollout having begun back in July. The trains are now running on routes between Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Cambridge and Sheringham.

What did the officials say?

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said:

“We’re delighted to introduce new trains on another of our routes – and we’re sure customers on the Bittern line will appreciate longer trains with all mod cons.

“This line is important for people travelling for work, business and also leisure, so we’re confident our new trains will have a positive impact on the local economy, providing more capacity for the busy summer season and special events – as well as greatly improving our customers’ journeys with us.”

Martino Celeghini, project manager at Stadler, said:

“We are pleased to see the bi-modes gradually being introduced into passenger service. These trains can switch easily from diesel to electric mode. They are innovative, environmentally-friendly, relying on state-of-the-art diesel-electric technology. At a time when we are all ever more aware of the threats posed by climate change, I am sure that customers will appreciate their environmental credentials.”

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