Greater Anglia is urging people to avoid travelling on its trains this Saturday, 2nd July, as services will be severely disrupted because of a strike by train drivers.
Over 90 per cent of Greater Anglia’s trains will not run. There will be no Greater Anglia trains between Cambridge North, Cambridge and London Liverpool Street, or regional or branch line services, whilst other services will be dramatically reduced. Where trains are running, there will be a severely reduced service.
Great Northern services between Cambridge and London Kings Cross, and services by other train operators in the region, including c2c, GTR, Cross Country and EMR are due to run as planned.
There will be no rail replacement buses to replace trains not running because of the strikes.
Sunday services will start later than usual because of a knock-on effect of the strike. The first trains for most services will be from around 07.00, with the service getting back to normal by early afternoon.
People travelling to the Guns ‘N Roses concert at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium should use the Victoria line on the Underground or London Overground to get there.
More information about how industrial action will affect rail journeys and how to apply for ticket changes or refunds are available on the Greater Anglia website.
No services will be running on the following routes on Saturday, 2nd July:
- between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge North;
- between Norwich and Cambridge/Stansted Airport, Sheringham, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth;
- between Ipswich and Cambridge, Peterborough, Felixstowe and Lowestoft;
- between Marks Tey and Sudbury;
- all other branch lines, including Hertford East to Broxbourne; Braintree to Witham; Southminster to Wickford; Harwich Town to Manningtree, Clacton/Walton-on-the-Naze to Colchester; Colchester Town to Colchester; Meridian Water to Stratford.
A very limited and much-reduced service, with fewer trains running and so fewer seats available, will run on the following routes:
Norwich to London Liverpool Street intercity service:
- six trains in each direction for the whole day;
- first and last trains from Norwich to Liverpool Street at 07.00 and 19.00;
- first and last trains from Liverpool Street to Norwich at 09.30 and 21.30.
Colchester to London Liverpool Street stopping service:
- one stopping train every two hours;
- six intercity services in each direction across the whole day;
- first and last stopping services from Colchester to London Liverpool Street at 06.43 and 20.43;
- first and last stopping services from London Liverpool Street to Colchester at 08.30 and 22.30.
Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street:
- one train an hour;
- first and last trains from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street at 04.00 and 23.00;
- first and last trains from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria at 05.36 and 00.50.
Stansted Express, Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street:
- one train an hour;
- first and last trains from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street at 05.22 and 21.42;
- first and last trains from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport at 04.10 and 21.55.
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said:
“Please avoid travelling on our trains this Saturday. Unfortunately, with our drivers on strike, it’s only possible to run a heavily reduced service and only on some routes.
“We can’t replace all the trains not running due to the strike with rail replacement buses, so it will just be an extremely limited train service running on Saturday, so we strongly advise passengers to make alternative arrangements.
“We are very sorry for the disruption this strike causes our customers. We know that many of our customers will have been looking forward to travelling on Saturday to see family and friends, for days out to the coast, for holidays and for the many concerts and sporting events in London.
“Work is continuing at an industry level to try to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.”