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.
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
Track upgrades to deliver a more reliable train service between Ipswich to Ely and Cambridge
Network Rail’s engineers will replace nearly four miles of track between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, to improve reliability, which means fewer delays and cancellations for passengers. Track and sleepers will be replaced as part…
Track maintenance work starts this weekend at Clapton to keep rail services running reliably
Four points, which allow trains to switch from one track to another, will be replaced where the track splits at Clapton between Tottenham Hale and Chingford. This part of the track allows services to change…
Level crossing cameras installed to catch motorists who endanger lives on the railway
Like speed cameras, RLSE cameras can identify vehicles that fail to stop at level crossings when the road traffic lights are flashing red and capture this evidence to support legal action. Offenders are automatically notified…