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Greater Anglia speed up? - Posted: March 10, 2019 - 4:41 PM Quote and reply
On BBC East local news last Friday there was an interview with Network Rail.This was regarding the usual complaints of engineering work and bus substitutions every Sunday week after week after week all winter on the main Norwich to Liverpool Street line. After the usual waffle replies he stated that from the new May timetable trains would be speeded up with a Norwich in 90 train.
Anyone any info on this as I cannot see many of the new trains being delivered by then or will it just be one new train doing a couple of speeded up returns for publicity.

Andrew Clark.

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Re: Greater Anglia speed up? - Posted: March 11, 2019 - 8:53 AM Quote and reply
Just a flagship service initially. MR covered it recently. Think thecdowb 90min service was off peak. Good news for train timers living at a distance! J.16012FH said:
On BBC East local news last Friday there was an interview with Network Rail.This was regarding the usual complaints of engineering work and bus substitutions every Sunday week after week after week all winter on the main Norwich to Liverpool Street line. After the usual waffle replies he stated that from the new May timetable trains would be speeded up with a Norwich in 90 train.
Anyone any info on this as I cannot see many of the new trains being delivered by then or will it just be one new train doing a couple of speeded up returns for publicity.

Andrew Clark.




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UNDER 90 - Posted: March 11, 2019 - 9:30 AM Quote and reply
it's all on the Greater Anglia website under news and has been for a few days.

The 90-minute services will depart Norwich at 09.00 and 17.00 (calling at Ipswich at 09.33 and 17.33) and London Liverpool Street at 11.00 and 19.00 (calling at Ipswich at 11.55 and 19.57) and will operate on Mondays to Saturdays.

They will shave 12 minutes off the current fastest journey between Norwich and London and cut the fastest journey between Ipswich and London by 4 minutes.

Extra summer services will run on the Norwich-Ipswich-Colchester-London Liverpool Street, Norwich-Lowestoft, Ipswich-Peterborough, Ipswich-Felixstowe, and Norwich-Great Yarmouth routes, when the new timetable comes in on Sunday 19 May.

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Re: Greater Anglia speed up? - Posted: March 11, 2019 - 11:09 AM Quote and reply
16012FH said:
On BBC East local news last Friday there was an interview with Network Rail.This was regarding the usual complaints of engineering work and bus substitutions every Sunday week after week after week all winter on the main Norwich to Liverpool Street line. After the usual waffle replies he stated that from the new May timetable trains would be speeded up with a Norwich in 90 train.
Anyone any info on this as I cannot see many of the new trains being delivered by then or will it just be one new train doing a couple of speeded up returns for publicity.
The extra trains are 745 EMUs and times are on Realtime Trains. Lets hope they are not passed for passenger use so the new trains can be 90s!!!
Andrew Clark.




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