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Anglia Railways

The first East Anglia franchise, covering a smaller network than the subsequent 'Greater Anglia' contracts, was awarded on 6 December 1996 for 7 years 3 months. When Anglia Railways was shortlisted for the next franchise in 2003 FirstGroup bought the franchise owner GB Railways Group, but the next contract was awarded to National Express. First also incidentally gained GB Railfreight (GBRf), which had been founded by GB Railways in 1999, and retained it until GBRf was sold to Groupe Eurotunnel on 1 June 2010.

start date
5 January 1997
end date
1 April 2004

owned by
GB Railways Group plc

legal title
Anglia Railways Train Services Ltd

service area
Long distance services: London Liverpool Street-Norwich. Regional and local services: Norwich-Sheringham/Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft/Cambridge; Ipswich-Harwich Town/Felixstowe

replaced
Anglia TOU (British Railways Board)

was replaced by
National Express East Anglia ('One' railway)








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