Useful Info

Real-time Travel Information

For real-time travel information, we recommend you visit JourneyCheck the website.

Planned Engineering Work

For the latest information regarding planned engineering work and service alterations, we recommend you visit the Abellio Greater Anglia website.

East Anglia and South East Rail Travel


The Abellio Greater Anglia website gives information on train times, fares, planned engineering work, etc for services from Liverpool Street to Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk (Kings Lynn peak hours only), Stansted Airport and Cambridge, also rural services within the area.

JourneyCheck lists any current train running problems on NXEA and London Underground.

The C2C website gives information on services on London, Tilbury, and Southend line.

UK Rail Travel

National Rail Enquiries is the official source for UK train times.

The complete Electronic National Rail Timetable for the UK is available from Network Rail.

Traveline journey planning by bus, train, coach, ferry and underground.

The Man in Seat 61… a simple guide to train travel in the UK.

Map of UK Rail Network (source: Network Rail)

Real Time Trains – mobile apps are now available for iPhone and Android devices.

Open Train Times – real-time track diagrams showing live location of trains on the UK railway.

Other Rail Support Associations

The Essex Rail Users Federation comprises of the individual rail user groups on the Great Eastern mainline in Essex and exists to represent and promote the interests of users of the Great Eastern rail services in Essex.

Alresford Rail Users Group – chairman Tony Bedford, email: echo hide_mail (‘’); ?>

Manningtree Rail Users Association promotes the interests of users of Manningtree station and the Harwich branch line.

East Suffolk Travellers’ Association campaigns on behalf of public transport users in the Lowestoft, Ipswich and Felixstowe area.

Passenger Focus is the independent national rail consumer watchdog aiming to get the best deal for passengers.

RailFuture is the UK’s leading independent national organisation campaigning for better rail services for both passengers and freight.

The Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership promotes use of the Wickford to Southminster, Marks Tey to Sudbury, Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea/Walton-on-the-Naze and Manningtree to Harwich branch lines.

New Anglia LEP – Great Eastern Rail Campaign.

Presentation links (source: New Anglia website):-

Any Website Suggestions?

If you can think of a website that you believe would be useful to list here for the rail travelling public, then please drop us a line. Thank you.