The Department for Transport has decided to abandon the franchising system.
The future franchise on this page had been planned but is not now expected to be awarded.
Replacement contracts of a new type may be announced later on.
From 20 September 2020 until some time in 2022 Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements are in force, which guarantee an income to operators and remove commercial risk.
To succeed Greater Anglia.
Passport deadline December 2023, expressons of interest March 2024, ITT August 2024 and award June 2025.
The start date may be postponed by up to 13 reporting periods (52 weeks) at the discretion of the Secretary of State.
Long distance services: London Liverpool Street-Norwich Commuter services: London Liverpool Street-Southend Victoria/Clacton-on-Sea/Walton-on-the-Naze/Southminster/Chingford/Hertford East/King's Lynn. Regional and local services: London Liverpool Street-Stansted Airport; Norwich-Sheringham/Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft/Cambridge/Peterborough; Ipswich-Harwich Town/Felixstowe/Cambridge/Peterborough/Lowestoft; Marks Tey-Sudbury; Witham-Braintree