The Anglia route covers six main areas: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Between 2019 and 2024 we are investing a record £2.2bn in running, maintaining and improving Anglia’s railway for passengers and freight users. A high performing railway is a key driver to economic growth, making the region a place where people want to live, work and invest. Our investment during this time, Control Period 6 (CP6), is critical to achieving this.

We are clear that delivering a more reliable service for passengers and freight users, with fewer delays and cancellations, is our purpose, each and every day. The investment in our renewals and maintenance programmes aims to make this happen. This coupled with our enhancements investment programme means passengers, communities and freight users will experience a very different railway in Anglia over the next five years.

Find out more about how we're improving the railway in Anglia.

The Anglia route is supported by the Eastern region bringing us closer to our passengers and the communities we serve, with a focus on operations to help us improve train performance. 

Ellie Burrows, route director Anglia

Ellie Burrows
Route director, Anglia

Main railway lines:

  • the Great Eastern Mainline from Liverpool Street to Norwich and branches
  • the Cross-country Corridor via Ely from Ipswich/Norwich to Cambridge/Peterborough
  • the West Anglia Mainline from Liverpool Street to Cambridge, Kings Lynn and branches
  • the Orbital Routes, comprising the North London line from Stratford to Richmond and the Barking to Gospel Oak line
  • the Essex Thameside line from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Upminster and Tilbury.


We work closely with local communities to promote safety by the railway. Find out more on our community safety page.

Projects in Anglia

Anglia news

Anglia route resources

Anglia Route Study – summary
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Anglia Route Study
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Anglia – CP6 Route Strategic Plan
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