Anglia Railways is a UK Train Operating Company serving East Anglia - Norfolk and Suffolk, along with parts of Cambridgeshire and Essex. The company's main route is from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, with a variety of local routes throughout the region as well. Important secondary destinations are Ipswich, Colchester and (from 2002) Cambridge. Trains were to have served a projected station at Cherry Hinton, near Cambridge, but this was never built. Anglia Railways is owned by GB Railways, who also operate HullTrains.

Anglia operates a diverse assortment of trains, including Class 86 intercity locomotives and the corresponding coaches, similar to those used by Virgin Trains, and Turbostar Class 170 sets in 2- and 3-coach formations. These vehicles serve the major routes, while railbuses operate over the secondary parts of the network. The company prides itself on its good facilities for cyclists, with even the smallest trains offering cycle racks. Anglia has received several awards, including European Train Operator of the Year 2000. I am reliably informed by heyoka, however, that the service is just as poor as any other, if not more so. If yu want real reliability, use the Island Line.


Sheringham-\
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         West Runton
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             Cromer
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            Roughton Road
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                 Gunton
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              North Walsham
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                   Worstead
                        \                          Lingwood------Acle
                Hoveton and Wroxham                 /              \
                          \            Brundall----{ Great Yarmouth
                       Salhouse         /           \              /
                            \     Brundall Gardens  Buckenham     /
                   /-----Norwich------/               \       Berney Arms
Peterborough      /         |                       Cantley     /
   \         Wymondham      |                           \      /
Whittlesea      /           |                         Reedham-/
     \      Attleborough    |                             \
    March     /             |                          Haddiscoe
       \   Thetford         |                               \
        \   /               |                           Somerleyton
         \ /                |                                 \
         Ely               Diss                      Oulton Broad North---\
         / \                |                                            Lowestoft
        /   \               |                        Oulton Broad South---/
       /     >-Kennett      |                                 /
      /     /     \         |                             Beccles
     /     /       \        |                               /
    /  Newmarket   Bury     |                          Brampton
    |    /       St Edmunds |                             /
    | Dullingham      \     |                       Halesworth
    |  /           Thurston |                           /
Cambridge               \   |                      Darsham
                   Elmswell |                         /
                          \ |                   Saxmundham
                           \|                       /
                            |               Wickham Market
                       Stowmarket                 /
                            |                 Melton
                            |                   /
                      Needham Market      Woodbridge
                            |                 /
                            |                /---\
                            |               /     \
                            |      Westerfield  Derby Road
                            |             /         \
                            | /----------/        Trimley
                            |/                        \
                            /                     Felixstowe
                        Ipswich
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                         /|
                        / |
                       /  \
                      /    >--Harwich International
                     /----/
                    /
              Manningtree
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            Colchester
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          Chelmsford
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        Ingatestone
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       Stratford
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London Liverpool Street

Connections to London Underground's Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines at Liverpool Street; to the Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee Line at Stratford; and to the Central Line at both. Ferries to northern Europe from Harwich.

National Rail connections to c2c at Liverpool Street and Stratford; to First Great Eastern at Liverpool Street, Stratford, Ingatestone, Colchester, Manningtree, Ipswich and Harwich International; and to WAGN at Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Ely.

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