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'Sunday-style' train service for Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted passengers

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Greater Anglia has made further temporary changes to its timetable in response to the coronavirus pandemic – with more service disruption for passengers in Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted.

The amendments come into force on Monday (January 10) and follow adjustments from Tuesday (January 4) which focused on the train operator's Great Eastern mainline services.

The cuts have now been extended to the West Anglia route between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street and the Stansted Express service to the airport.

Stansted Express
Stansted Express

The operator said: "We're making further temporary changes to our timetable to reflect the current situation with the pandemic.

"A Sunday-style timetable, with earlier first trains and more trains at peak times, will run on weekdays from Monday, January 10.

"Busiest commuter services will be operated with eight- or ten-carriage trains. An hourly service will continue to run on all regional routes, except Ipswich to Peterborough, which will remain two-hourly as normal.

Greater Anglia train (54136787)
Greater Anglia train (54136787)

"Our Norwich to London Liverpool Street intercity service, which operates with 12-carriage trains, will become hourly. The weekend timetable will remain unchanged.

"We're making these changes in response to a drop in passenger numbers, due to Government advice to work from home and a general increase in coronavirus cases across the region."

Greater Anglia said it was continuing to monitor passenger numbers and had not ruled out further changes.

The changes to frequency include:

  • Cambridge to Liverpool Street – two trains per hour
  • Bishop's Stortford to Liverpool Street – four trains per hour
  • Norwich to Cambridge/Stansted Airport – one train per hour
  • Stansted Express from Stansted Airport to London – two trains per hour

Greater Anglia has also announced extensive maintenance and engineering work affecting the West Anglia route during January.

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