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First Great Eastern
Great Eastern

One of three original franchises serving parts of East Anglia (the others were Anglia Railways and WAGN). Commitments included additional services and £4m invested in station improvements.

An additional commitment to phase out the last slam-door trains on FGE routes was agreed by OPRAF and FirstGroup in March 1998.

Franchise remapping meant this franchise was not renewed. Instead, FGE services were combined with those of Anglia Railways and part of WAGN to form Greater Anglia in April 2004.

start date
5 January 1997
end date
1 April 2004

owned by
FirstBus plc/FirstGroup plc

legal title
Great Eastern Railway Ltd

service area
Commuter and local services between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford, Clacton, Southend Victoria, Harwich and Ipswich

replaced
Great Eastern TOU

was replaced by
National Express East Anglia








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