Wednesday 18 May 2022
First Great EasternGreat 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.
5 January 1997
1 April 2004
FirstBus plc/FirstGroup plc
Great Eastern Railway Ltd
Commuter and local services between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford, Clacton, Southend Victoria, Harwich and Ipswich
Great Eastern TOU
was replaced by
National Express East Anglia