The new Greater Anglia franchise began operating on 16 October 2016 with their new Two FOR one service. We provide intercity, commuter and rural services throughout Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, including the Stansted Express service. We’re responsible for almost 2,800 employees, operate 1,300 train services per day and we’re at 133 stations.
Greater Anglia is transforming the railway in East Anglia. We’re replacing every single train with brand new trains with air conditioning, plug and USB points and fast free wifi, which come into service from 2019. We’re introducing better timetables with more frequent services and more peak-time seats into London. Follow our transformation story at www.greateranglia.co.uk/newtrains/latest-news.
Travel back in time
Hop off one of Greater Anglia’s trains into yesteryear at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Discover transport of the past and explore the historic locomotives and vintage steam trains. Young visionaries can even act out the role of station master for the day, dressing up in the period uniform, pulling the levers and pressing the button to take control of the railways. The museum is a fully immersive experience and is fun for the whole family.
Price: Adult tickets: £7.00; Children tickets (5-15): £4.00; Two FOR one allows entry for two people with one person paying full price
Closest station: Chappel & Wakes Colne
Cream tea for two
Have a relaxing afternoon on the Norfolk coast and relish in a classic British tradition with an afternoon tea. The Links hotel in West Runton is offering the leisurely afternoon activity – a great experience grandparents, parents and children can bond over. Once the last of the tea has been drunk and the scones are eaten, a walk around the local area is recommended to make the most of the spring weather. What better way to reflect on a delightful afternoon.
Price: Buy a cream tea at the hotel (£4.50) and get one free
Closest station: West Runton
See Cambridge by boat
Sail the smooth waters around Cambridge on a scenic punting tour of the College Backs. Hear inspiring stories of the great minds that have emerged from the school such as the late Stephen Hawking, and be amazed by the landscape as the guide takes the family on a mystical boat ride.
Price: around £19; Two FOR one allows for two people to go punting with one person paying full price
Closest station: Cambridge
Explore the great beyond in 3D
Go further afield to London and beyond. The universe, planet Earth and under the sea are just some of the fascinating mysteries that can be seen in 3D IMAX at The Science Museum. With Greater Anglia, families can feel a part of the action as they watch captivating documentaries on a world yet to be discovered.
Price: Museum entry, free; Two FOR one offer applies to 40-min 3D IMAX® documentary films only
Closest station: London Liverpool Street, and tube connections to South Kensington