The Anonymous Widower

Hardly Any Passengers – But Greater Anglia’s Trains Are More Reliable

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on the Great Yarmouth Mercury.

This is the introductory paragraph.

It may be operating fewer trains and carrying a fraction of the passengers it was – but Greater Anglia’s trains are now much more reliable for essential workers, figures show.

Greater Anglia’s most punctual route was Manningtree to Harwich at almost 99 %.

April 10, 2020 - Posted by | Transport | ,


  1. Well that’s the answer then. Run all the trains empty and they’ll run to time 🤣🤣🤣 get rid of passengers as they hold thing up! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Comment by mauricegreed | April 10, 2020 | Reply

  2. Good weather also helps, especially on Sheringham branch which has sections prone to flooding (and the new FLIRT trains haven’t really been run in very wet weather yet I thing..last flood closure was just before the rollout)

    The linked newspaper report is from an Archant local paper and like most papers uses press releases and easily available stats somewhat uncritically as a basis for articles. And would propably reuse the article in the EDP and across their many weekly papers in the region (East London and Eastwards but not Islington, Ham&High)

    Still, shows dispatch reliability on the FLIRT fleet is being achieved and bodes well for other operators like TfW.

    Comment by MilesT | April 11, 2020 | Reply

  3. I have written two articles for Archant, who have published them. One was on widowhood and the other was about England playing Belarus in Minsk!

    Comment by AnonW | April 11, 2020 | Reply

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