All Greater Anglia articles

  • Greater Anglia Stadler electric train
    Rail Business UK

    Greater Anglia to test barcode paper tickets


    UK: Greater Anglia is to test the use of barcodes printed on paper tickets, which can then be scanned at barriers instead of being inserted into a magnetic stripe reader. The trial will determine whether tickets bought from vending machines could be brought into line with ...

  • EMR 222006 at Sheffield 0900 to St Pancras May 2022
    Rail Business UK

    Interview: ‘It’s time to bring back dynamism’


    UK: Cost control, revenue growth and a competitive dynamic will be key to securing the future of the UK rail sector, Transport UK Group Chief Executive Dominic Booth explains to Tony Miles.

  • London Liverpool Street virtual tour (Image Greater Anglia)
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    Accessibility focus for station virtual tour


    UK: The Virtual Tour Experts has worked with Greater Anglia and Network Rail to create an online representation of London Liverpool Street station, which Managing Director Neil Henderson says is the first to incorporate an accessibility widget, guided tours and subtitled scene guides. ‘The user-first attitude ...

  • Cambridge South station visualisation (Image Network Rail)
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    Cambridge South station main construction contract awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded J Murphy & Sons Ltd the £93·4m main works contract for the construction of Cambridge South station to serve Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus. The contract announced on October 23 covers construction of a two-storey four platform station on the ...

  • Beaulieu Park station impression
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    Beaulieu Park station main construction works contract awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded J Murphy & Sons Ltd the second of two main contracts to build Beaulieu Park station on the Great Eastern Main Line near Chelmsford. The £124m contract announced by Network Rail on September 15 has been awarded on behalf of Essex ...

  • Indicative visualisation of Cambridge South station from the east
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    Cambridge South station and rail enhancement funding confirmed


    UK: The Cambridge South Infrastructure Enhancements scheme including the construction of a new station to serve Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus has been given the go-ahead with the confirmation of around £200m of government funding. The project includes remodelling the railway between Cambridge and Shepreth ...

  • Coronation travel advice leaflet
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    Crowns, chocolates, a named train and planning ahead as rail industry prepares for the coronation


    UK: Additional services, longer trains and queuing systems are planned to handle the crowds who are expected to travel to events marking the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6 and the concert to be held in Windsor the following day.

  • Beaulieu Park station impression
    Rail Business UK

    Beaulieu Park station initial works contract awarded


    UK: J Murphy & Sons Ltd has been awarded the first of two contracts for construction of the future Beaulieu Park station on the Great Eastern Main Line near Chelmsford. The £37·8m enabling works contract announced on January 24 has been awarded by Network Rail on ...

  • Railway tracks (Photo Greater Anglia)
    Rail Business UK

    Video analytics supports lineside vegetation management


    UK: Greater Anglia is using AI to analyse video footage from on-train cameras to pre-emptively identify vegetation which might block the line, obscure signals or lead to leaf fall problems. Maps are generated showing where issues have been identified, enabling Network Rail to prioritise issues by ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market


    UK: Dutch state passenger operator NS has announced a management buy-out of its Abellio UK rail and bus business.

  • Artist impression of AVA bridge Stowmarket (1)
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Revolutionary’ footbridge to be built at Stowmarket


    UK: The existing concrete footbridge at Greater Anglia’s Stowmarket station is to be replaced using the first modular ‘flat pack’ bridge to a design developed by the AVA consortium. The concept for the stainless-steel framed design was developed by Network Rail, Expedition Engineering (design), Hawkins\Brown (architect), ...

  • Norwich station VR tour aerial view
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    Great Anglia launches virtual tour of Norwich station


    UK: Greater Anglia and Virtual Tour Experts have created an online interactive virtual tour of Norwich station to help people with reduced mobility check how accessible their journey would be. The virtual tour consists of a series of 360° photographs linked by clickable markers, with a ...

  • Avanti West Coast SuperVoyagers at Winwick (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research


    UK: The Department for Transport has ordered a review of regulations governing exposure to air pollution on trains and at stations, after research commissioned from the Rail Safety & Standards Board found that air quality was ‘poorer than desired’ on some trains using diesel power. RSSB’s ...

  • West Midlands Trains Class 172 DMU at Acocks Green (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Direct awards agreed with Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains


    UK: The Abellio-led Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains businesses have agreed directly-awarded National Rail Contracts with the Department for Transport, ahead of the expiry of their Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement contracts on September 19. Both business are currently run as joint ventures between Abellio and ...

  • Trainees at Liverpool Street
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    Greater Anglia trainee programme develops skills


    UK: Greater Anglia is providing work experience placements on its Customer Service Traineeship course for 10 young people currently out of mainstream education or employment. The eight-week programme organised in partnership with Central Training Group combines classroom learning and work shadowing to support young people who ...

  • gb Greater Anglia Class 720s head on view
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    Accessibility training extended to cover replacement bus teams


    UK: Greater Anglia has extended its accessibility awareness training scheme to include rail replacement bus teams. The online programme is delivered by a team of disabled trainers put together by equality trainer Sarah Rennie. It covers meeting and greeting disabled customers, and how to talk to them ...

  • The first of Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Transportation Class 720 Aventra EMUs has entered passenger service (Photo: Greater Anglia).
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    Greater Anglia Class 720 Aventra EMUs enter service


    UK: The first two of 133 Aventra electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation’s Derby factory is supplying for Greater Anglia’s commuter routes entered passenger service on November 26. A pair of Class 720 EMUs formed the 16.10 service from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street, returning as the ...

  • gb Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
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    Track Your Train as signalling data added to Realtime Trains


    In RTT’s Detailed View, the aspect of the next signal the train would pass is denoted by the coloured icon top left. UK: The Realtime Trains web platform which provides independent train running information for the national network added a further layer of functionality on September ...

  • gb Soham station image
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    Soham station construction contract awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded J Murphy & Sons Ltd the contract to build the new Soham station, which will be served by Greater Anglia’s Ipswich – Peterborough services. An £18·6m funding package for the project has been put together by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, ...

  • gb Greater Anglia Stansted Express Class 745_1 at Stansted Airport
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    Stansted Express Class 745/1 trainsets enter passenger service


    UK: The first two of the 10 Stadler Flirt Class 745/1 electric multiple-units ordered for Greater Anglia’s Stansted Express service entered passenger service on the route between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport on July 28. ‘This milestone marks the start of the ...