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Travel On Train Greater Anglia Electrostar (UK)
An Electrostar train operated by Greater Anglia awaits departure from Cambridge

Greater Anglia Electrostar (UK)

Welcome to the guide to travelling by the Electrostar trains operated by Greater Anglia.


At a Glance

Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees

Not Available
Time of Day


Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Bikes Allowed

Which country these trains operate in.

Great Britain
Travel Passes

On Board



A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.



A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

The smart and functional Standard Class interior of a Greater Anglican Electrostar The smart and functional Standard Class interior of a Greater Anglican Electrostar

Travel summary:

These are relatively modern and smart trains, but their primary function is to transport commuters to and from London, so they don't have the same ambience and range of facilities of long-distance express trains.

Each Electrostar train has four coaches, but two trains are joined together on most departures to and from London.

Some of the seats in both First and Standard Class have tables, but whether these seats will be available when you board is a matter of chance.

In common with other new British trains Wi-Fi is available.
Wheelchair friendly spaces on the train and accessible toilets have also been provided.
If you require Assisted Travel the information is available here.


Seat reservations aren't available on these trains, so seats aren't guaranteed, particularly when trains get closer to London between 08:00 and 10:00 and when leaving London between 16:00 and 19:00.

So if you will be boarding at Liverpool Street look up the departure time and aim to be ready to board, ticket in hand, around 10-15 mins before the train will be leaving.


Non-folding bikes can still be taken on board most departures including any service at weekends or national holidays, but you cannot take these standard bikes on trains at these times on Mon-Fridays (national holidays excepted)

  • trains departing London between 16:30 and 18:30
  • trains arriving in London between 07:45 and 09:45.
    More information is available here.

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