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Greater Anglia
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Franchise(s):Greater Anglia
5 February 2012 - September 2014[1]
Main region(s):East of England
Other region(s):London
Stations called at:168
Parent company:Abellio
Web site:www.greateranglia.co.uk
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Greater Anglia is the railway company that will succeed National Express East Anglia as the operator of the Greater Anglia Franchise in 2012.[1][2] Its parent company is Nederlandse Spoorwegen subsidiary Abellio.[3]

FranchiseEdit

The government announced Abellio Greater Anglia Limited as the winning bidder on 20 October 2011, beating off competition from the other two shortlisted companies, Eastern Railway Limited (from the Go-Ahead Group) and Stagecoach Anglia Trains Limited (from the Stagecoach Group).[3] The franchise will start on 5 February 2012, lasting for 29 months (until September 2014).[1] While short, the franchise will operate during the 2012 Olympics.[3]

The subsequent franchise is expected to be awarded for 15 years.[3]

Planned improvementsEdit

A number of improvements are planned during the franchise period.[1]

  • Better station & ticket facilities and improved passenger information
  • Text messaging service to keep passengers informed if disruptions occur
  • New information desks at major stations
  • Extending Oyster Pay As You Go between Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Hertford East
  • Mobile phone and print-at-home ticketing facilities.
  • 600 car park spaces
  • More cycle storage facilities
  • Deep cleaning of stations and trains.
  • Bus service between Audley End and Saffron Walden
  • New ticket gates at: Billericay, Brentwood and Chadwell Heath before the Olympics.





ServicesEdit

Greater Anglia will continue operating National Express East Anglia's old services. Off-peak weekday services are shown below:

Southend & Metro
Route Frequency Calling at
London Liverpool Street to Shenfield 6 trains per hour Stratford, Maryland, Forest Gate, Manor Park, Ilford, Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Gidea Park, Harold Wood, Brentwood
Romford to Upminster 2 trains per hour Emerson Park
London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria 3 trains per hour Stratford, Romford (Hourly), Shenfield, Billericay, Wickford, Rayleigh, Hockley, Rochford, Southend Airport, Prittlewell
Wickford to Southminster 3 trains per 2 hours Battlesbridge, South Woodham Ferrers, North Fambridge, Althorne, Burnham-on-Crouch
Mainline
Route Frequency Calling at
London Liverpool Street to Norwich Fast 1 train per hour Colchester, Manningtree, Ipswich, Diss
London Liverpool Street to Norwich Semi-fast 1 train per hour Stratford (pick up only), Chelmsford, Colchester, Manningtree, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss
London Liverpool Street to Ipswich 1 train per hour Stratford, Shenfield, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel, Witham, Kelvedon, Marks Tey, Colchester, Manningtree
London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea 1 train per hour Stratford, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Witham, Colchester, Wivenhoe, Thorpe-le-Soken
London Liverpool Street to Colchester Town 1 train per hour Stratford, Romford, Shenfield, Chelmsford, Witham, Kelvedon, Marks Tey, Colchester
London Liverpool Street to Braintree 1 train per hour Stratford, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Witham, White Notley, Cressing, Braintree Freeport
Marks Tey to Sudbury 1 train per hour Chappel & Wakes Colne, Bures
Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze 1 train per hour Colchester Town, Hythe (Essex), Wivenhoe, Alresford (Essex), Great Bentley, Weeley, Thorpe-le-Soken, Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea
Manningtree to Harwich Town 1 train per hour Mistley, Wrabness, Harwich International, Dovercourt
Rural
Route Frequency Calling at
Ipswich to Felixstowe 1 train per hour Westerfield, Derby Road, Trimley
Ipswich to Lowestoft 1 train per 2 hours Westerfield, Woodbridge, Melton, Wickham Market, Saxmundham, Darsham, Halesworth, Brampton, Beccles, Oulton Broad South
Ipswich to Saxmundham 1 train per 2 hours Westerfield, Woodbridge, Melton, Wickham Market
Ipswich to Cambridge 1 train per hour Needham Market, Stowmarket, Elmswell, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Kennett (two hourly), Newmarket, Dullingham (two hourly)
Ipswich to Peterborough 1 train per 2 hours Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, March, Whittlesea
Norwich to Lowestoft Fast 1 train per 2 hours Oulton Broad North
Norwich to Lowestoft Slow 1 train per 2 hours Brundall, Cantley, Reedham, Haddiscoe, Somerleyton, Oulton Broad North
Norwich to Great Yarmouth via Acle 1 train per hour Brundall Gardens, Brundall, Lingwood, Acle
Norwich to Great Yarmouth via Reedham 2 trains per day Brundall Gardens, Brundall, Cantley, Reedham, Berney Arms (on request)
Norwich to Sheringham 1 train per hour Salhouse (two hourly), Hoveton & Wroxham, Worstead (two hourly), North Walsham, Gunton (two hourly), Roughton Road (two hourly), Cromer, West Runton
Norwich to Cambridge 1 train per hour Wymondham, Attleborough, Thetford, Brandon, Ely
West Anglia
Route Frequency Calling at
London Liverpool Street to Chingford 4 trains per hour Bethnal Green, Hackney Downs, Clapton, St James Street, Walthamstow Central, Wood Street, Highams Park
London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town 2 trains per hour Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Seven Sisters, Bruce Grove, White Hart Lane, Silver Street, Edmonton Green, Bush Hill Park
London Liverpool Street to Cheshunt via Seven Sisters 2 trains per hour Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Seven Sisters, Bruce Grove, White Hart Lane, Silver Street, Edmonton Green, Southbury, Turkey Street, Theobalds Grove
London Liverpool Street to Hertford East 2 trains per hour Hackney Downs, Tottenham Hale, Ponders End, Brimsdown, Enfield Lock, Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Rye House, St. Margarets, Ware
London Liverpool Street to Cambridge Semi-fast 1 train per hour Tottenham Hale, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Harlow Town, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Audley End, Whittlesford Parkway
London Liverpool Street to Cambridge Slow 1 train per hour Tottenham Hale, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Roydon, Harlow Town, Harlow Mill, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham, Newport, Audley End, Great Chesterford, Whittlesford Parkway, Shelford
Stratford to Bishops Stortford 2 trains per hour Tottenham Hale, Northumberland Park, Enfield Lock, Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Roydon (hourly), Harlow Town, Harlow Mill (hourly), Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford
Stansted Express
Route Frequency Calling at
London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport 4 trains per hour Tottenham Hale (pick up only), Harlow Town (2 trains per hour), Bishops Stortford (2 trains per hour), Stansted Mountfitchet (hourly)

LiveryEdit

Greater Anglia will re-paint 1/3 of their stock a neutral colour for re-painting for the following longer franchise.Class 321s, 315s, 153s and 156s will be among the 1/3 due for painting and heavy maintenance work. The re-paint will be similar to the current class 321s[4].

Stansted ExpressEdit

Greater Anglia will be operating a Stansted Express sub brand Express Rail Air Link Service between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.[5]

Planned rolling stock Edit

The company will operate a fleet of Class 153, 156 and 170 DMUs for the local lines, with Class 315, 317, 321, 360, 379 EMUs for the mainline commuter services, and Class 90 locomotives with Mark 3 coaching stock for the intercity services. Greater Anglia is not have any plans to introduce new trains due to the short nature of the franchise.


Planned fleetEdit

Class Image Cars per set Type Top speed Number Routes operated Built
mph km/h
Class 08 100px N/A Shunter Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 2 Shunting at Norwich Crown Point 1953-1962
Class 47 100px N/A diesel locomotive Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff Hired from
Direct Rail Services
Train Rescue
Norwich - Great Yarmouth
(Summer Only),
Norwich - Lowestoft
(Summer Only)
Special events.
1962–1968
Class 90 100px N/A electric locomotive Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 15 London Liverpool Street - Norwich 1987–1990
Class 153 Super Sprinter 100px 1 diesel multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 5 Ipswich - Lowestoft,
Ipswich - Felixstowe,
Norwich - Great Yarmouth,
Norwich - Lowestoft
,
Sudbury - Marks Tey
1987–1988
Class 156 Super Sprinter 100px 2 diesel multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 9 Ipswich - Lowestoft,

Norwich - Great Yarmouth,
Norwich - Lowestoft
,
Norwich - Sheringham,
Sudbury - Marks Tey
1987–1989
Class 170 Turbostar 100px 2 or 3 diesel multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 12 Cambridge - Norwich,
Ipswich - Cambridge,
Ipswich - Peterborough,
Ipswich - Lowestoft ,

Norwich - Great Yarmouth ,
Norwich - Lowestoft
,
Norwich - Sheringham
1999–2002
Class 317/5 100px 4 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 12 London - Stansted Airport,
London - Cambridge,
London - Hertford East,
Stratford - Bishop Stortford
1981–1982
Class 317/6 100px 4 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 24 London - Stansted Airport,
London - Cambridge,
London - Hertford East,
Stratford - Bishop Stortford
1985–1987
Class 317/7 100px 4 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 1 London - Stansted Airport,
London - Cambridge,
London - Hertford East,
London - Norwich,
London - Harwich International
1981–1982
Class 317/8 100px 4 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 6 London - Stansted Airport,
London - Cambridge,
London - Hertford East,
Stratford - Bishop Stortford
1981–1982
Class 321 100px 8 or 12 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 94 London - Braintree,
London - Ipswich,
London - Southend Victoria,
London - Clacton,
Colchester - Walton-on-Naze
,
Manningtree - Harwich,
Wickford - Southminster
1988–1990
Class 360/1 Desiro File:Class 360 118 desiro in nxea at liverpoolstreet.jpg 4 or 8 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 21 London - Ipswich,
London - Clacton,
London - Colchester Town
Manningtree - Harwich
2002–2003
Class 379 Electrostar 100px 8 electric multiple unit Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 30 London - Stansted Airport
London - Cambridge
2010–2011
Mark 3 Coach 100px N/A Passenger Coach Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 120 London Liverpool Street - Norwich
Norwich - Great Yarmouth
(Summer Only),
Norwich - Lowestoft
(Summer Only)
1975–1988
100px N/A Driving Van Trailer Template:Convert/LoffAoffDtableSoff 15 London Liverpool Street - Norwich 1988

Past fleetEdit

Former units operated by Greater Anglia include:

Class Image Type Top speed Carriages Number Built Withdrawn Notes
mph km/h
Template:Brc 150px EMU 75 121 4 61 1980–81 2015 Transferred to
TfL Rail (44)
London Overground (17)

SanitationEdit

In November 2013, an online petition was launched, with the aim to stop Greater Anglia trains from dumping raw sewage from the train toilets.[6] There have also been concerns with the 'sewage mist' from passing trains making Network Rail staff ill, and Greater Anglia is "working closely" with the government to introduce a fleet upgrade.[7] As of October 2016 all Mk3 carriages and class 156 units have controlled emission toilets.[8]

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


Preceded by
National Express East Anglia
Greater Anglia franchise
Operator of Greater Anglia franchise
2012 - 2016

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East Anglia franchise

Incumbent


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