November rail update

Published: 24th November 2022 - 9:22 am Category: Local News

Upcoming Strike Dates

Rail users across the network will have read with interest the ongoing disruption to the rail network and strike action proposed by the RMT on a national level. Although they have suspended their strikes for the 5,7 and 9 November, yesterday the RMT announced further 48-hour strikes in the run up to Christmas on the 13 – 14th and 16-17th December. Sadly, this will cause travellers much inconvenience during this period. Further information will be available in the following weeks. Please check with your providers before travelling on any services both during the strikes and in the days leading up from that.

ASLEF have also called a strike for their members on Saturday 26th November. Greater Anglia will be running an extremely limited service for restricted hours on the following routes. Only hourly services will be operating for the trains below:

Norwich to London – 08:00am – 19:00pm
London to Norwich – 10:30am – 21:30pm

Colchester to London – 08:13am – 20:13pm
London to Colchester – 10:00am – 22:00pm

Southend Victoria to London – 08:13am -21:13pm, then 22:00pm
London to Southend Victoria – 09:47am – 21:47pm, then 22:45pm – 23:25pm

Stansted Airport to London – 05:15am, then 06:42am – 23:42pm, then 00:30am
London to Stansted Airport – 04:10am, then 05:27am – 22:27pm, then 23:25pm

These are the only services running by Greater Anglia on this date and no rail replacement services will be available for any of the routes which are not running any train services.

As it is often the case with disruptions, on Sunday 27th November, train services will be starting up later. Please ensure you check with your operator before travelling.

Other Developments

Hatfield Peverel station recently had work undertaken to restore its roof canopies and replace guttering, and Kelvedon station had a complete refurbishment of the footbridge with new lighting, a new non-slip floor surface to improve passenger safety on all the steps and new brightly painted handrails.

Greater Anglia is participating in a new national scheme to provide extra assurance for travellers with assistance dogs. Special laminated cards are being made available through all train operators to relevant customers to help them educate fellow passengers. The card explains why assistance dogs needs to sit under an unoccupied seat. These cards should be particularly useful for services where it is not possible to book a seat in advance.

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