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New Greater Anglia trains between Ipswich and Cambridge will now stop at Elmswell and Kennett




New trains on the Ipswich to Cambridge line will now stop at Elmswell and Kennett in both directions.

The new Greater Anglia services were launched last Tuesday but temporarily could not call at Elmswell towards Ipswich or Kennett towards Cambridge due to their shorter platforms.

But an update to the trains' automatic selective door opening system, which keeps doors shut if a carriage is beyond the platform, has now been installed ahead of schedule.

GA Stadler bi-mode - first Ipswich to Cambridge service today. Picture: Greater Anglia (23223010)
GA Stadler bi-mode - first Ipswich to Cambridge service today. Picture: Greater Anglia (23223010)

Andrew Goodrum, Greater Anglia business readiness director, said: "We apologise to customers who were affected by this temporary revision to the timetable.

“We made sure they were able to complete their journeys on a rail replacement bus service.

“The software update took less time than we anticipated and we’re very pleased that customers can now enjoy a full service on this line.”

The new trains, made by Swiss manufacturer Stadler, are all longer and have more seats, plugs and USB sockets.

They also have air conditioning, fast free wifi, improved passenger information screens and better accessibility features.

"We decided to introduce new trains on the line because the majority of customers were able to benefit from them," said Mr Goodrum.

“We knew how important it was to get longer trains with more seats running on this line, which is our busiest regional route on the network.”

Greater Anglia is replacing every single train on its network with brand new trains – 169 in total.

New trains are now in passenger service on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth, Sheringham, Lowestoft and Cambridge and Ipswich to Felixstowe, Cambridge and Lowestoft routes.


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