Saturday, 31 August 2013

Trains To Be Cleaned (Externally)

A new cleaning programme for Greater Anglia is to restore exterior paintwork on the electric, sliding door fleet.  All Class  321 (the older sliding door trains) and 360 (Purple sliding door trains) will be cleaned this year.
GA is using a new cleaning product to strip away contamination like embedded brake dust. The work will take place at Ilford depot in London.
Sadly there is no news on improving the interiors.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Greater Anglia Shortlisted For Top Award

Greater Anglia has been nominated for Rail Operator Of The Year award at the National Transport Awards.  Among the reasons fro being nominated are:

  • Best punctuality ever seen in this region
  • Improved ticketing service
  • Service provided during the Olympics
  • The alliance with Network Rail resulting in fewer weekend disruptions

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in October.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Bike & Go

Instructions on the new Bike & Go stand say that keys should be returned to the ticket office at the end of the day.  It is not clear what to do if the ticket office is closed....

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Ticket Office Availability

There is much talk amongst neighbouring Rail User Groups of ticket offices being closed more and more often.   Regular travellers at Manningtree will know this has been a matter of concern here for some time now.  Have you been affected?  Let us know at