26th October 2018

Following a request from members of the Royal British Legion and other residents in West Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, Great Northern will run an extra service on the morning of Remembrance Sunday.

Utilising a service that normally would begin at Cambridge, the train be extended to start from Kings Lynn where it will depart at 7.24am before calling at Watlington, Downham Market, Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach, Cambridge North and Cambridge. It will then run fast to Kings Cross with an arrival time of 9.09am.

Stuart Cheshire, Passenger Service Director for Great Northern and Thameslink, said: “We are honoured to be able to help people to mark this special day by attending the country’s premier Remembrance event 100 years after the end of the First World War.”

Kate Green, the British Legion’s Area Manager East Anglia, said: “This Poppy Appeal, as we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to say ‘Thank You’ to the entire First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world. With this in mind, we are extremely grateful to Great Northern for showing their support towards our Armed Forces and members of the Royal British Legion in this centenary year as people travel to London to pay their respects and give thanks to those from the First World War generation and beyond.”

The timetable is as follows:

Kings Lynn dep 0724
Watlington dep 0731
Downham Market dep 0738
Littleport dep 0747
Ely dep 0755
Waterbeach dep 0805
Cambridge North dep 0810
Cambridge dep 0821
London Kings Cross arr 0909

Author: Darren Porter
Image: Govia Thameslink Railway