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Nine days of disruption for Greater Anglia passengers from start of December

Greater Anglia train passengers face nine days of disruption from the start of December on Friday.

Travellers face the most difficult journeys on Tuesday (December 5), when ASLEF train drivers are set to strike.

On that day, there will be a heavily reduced service between London and only four core destinations: Stansted Airport, Norwich, Colchester and Southend Victoria. Trains will run hourly and, with the exception of the Stansted Express service, which will run normal operating hours, they will start much later and finish earlier than normal.

A Stansted Express train. Credit: Greater Anglia.
A Stansted Express train. Credit: Greater Anglia.

A few services through Bishop’s Stortford on the Cambridge-Liverpool Street line are planned, but only about every two hours and for a very limited period.

There will be no trains at all on any other GA routes, although Great Northern will be running services between Cambridge and King’s Cross on Tuesday.

On December 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9, ASLEF action short of a strike means a normal timetable will be in place, with most trains operating on all GA routes, but with some planned cancellations.

Greater Anglia’s managing director Jamie Burles
Greater Anglia’s managing director Jamie Burles

There will be additional disruption on Sunday (December 3), when action short of a strike will lead to no trains at all on some GA routes while a number of others will be affected by additional cancellations and/or planned engineering work.

Journey planners will be updated with exact train times three days before each strike date.

Jamie Burles, GA’s managing director, said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these service alterations and advise customers to plan ahead and check before they travel.”

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