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Welcome to the Abellio Greater Anglia Special Trains Site

Abellio Greater Anglia run some trains in connection with Special Events throughout the region and these are normally made available for sale below.

There is also a programme of events in association with the Community Rail Partnerships which is shown below (when available) along with the recommended age of the travellers.

Please check back as we advertise other special services for events and Community Rail Partnerships on this page and also on the main Abellio Greater Anglia website at

Bucket and Spade Special - 10th August 2016

Bucket and Spade Special - 10th August 2016
Have a great day out come and join us on our Seaside Special Bucket & Spade Event Train from Colchester to Walton on the Naze departing at 09.56 on Wednesday 10th August 2016.
Join our specially decorated seaside themed train for fun and games. Your child will receive a bucket and spade and activity pack containing colouring pages, puzzles word search and crayons. There will be an opportunity for tattoo's, guess the name of the whale, find the hidden gem and much more.
Join us and let the fun begin the minute you board our very special Bucket & Spade Train. Enjoy your day at the seaside create beautiful sandcastles with your bucket & spade and return by any train at your leisure.

This event is suitable for families.

To buy your tickets for the Bucket and Spade Train click here

East Suffolk Line Celebration - 2nd July 2016

East Suffolk Line Celebration - 2nd July 2016
This year marks fifty years since the railway between Lowestoft and Ipswich was reprieved from closure, as recommended in the notorious Beeching Report. To mark this special anniversary the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership has teamed up with train operator Abellio Greater Anglia to offer the chance to explore the line with a special anniversary ticket but be quick as the offer is strictly limited and available on a first come first served basis!

On Saturday 2 July passengers can enjoy unlimited travel between Lowestoft and Ipswich for just £8 for adults with accompanied children priced at just £2 each. The special ticket offers the opportunity to hop on and off trains throughout the day enabling passengers to explore many of the market town's, countryside and heritage along the route.