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Passengers warned Greater Anglia trains are likely to be busy this weekend

Train operator Greater Anglia is warning passengers the Ipswich to Peterborough line could be busy this weekend due to a number of events.

Ipswich Town are playing away to Peterborough United, Norwich City are at home to Newcastle United, Colchester United are at home to Cambridge United and the Country Fair Raceday will take place at Newmarket Racecourse.

Greater Anglia is advising passengers there are likely to be large queues and busy trains, particularly on the Ipswich to Peterborough line. Extra staff will be on hand to help.

Greater Anglia new train (15218829)
Greater Anglia new train (15218829)

Trains will run with more carriages between Ipswich and Peterborough where possible, but services are still very likely to be full.

To avoid queueing to buy tickets, passengers are advised to buy them in advance online or via the Greater Anglia app to reduce waiting times at the station.

James Steward, Greater Anglia area customer service manager, said: “Trains and stations are expected to be very busy on Saturday as people make their way to and from these popular events. People should buy their tickets in advance where possible and allow more time for their journeys.

“We are running longer trains where possible and practical, but passengers may wish to consider alternative arrangements.”

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