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Member Name: littlemoo
Date: 30/10/01, updated on 30/10/01 (62 review reads)
Advantages: clean tidy, friendly staff, generally on time
Disadvantages: not nation wide
I have been using anglia railways all my life except that is when I go further into the country.
Anglia railways is a regional train company operating surprisingly in east anglia!! The trains are generally tidy and the staff friendly.
I was travelling from Cambridge to Ipswich at about 9:38pm on Saturday. I was one of the first on the train so I had a wide choice of places to sit but due to having a big bag with me I choose to sit in a side seat. Just before the train left Cambridge this guy got on and asked if the train went to Newmarket, which it did. He ended up sitting next to me, I don't know why coz there were plenty of seats. Anyway he was obviously drunk and processed to talk to me about his life, his daughter and rugby. During the conversation he changed his age a few times. The guy was getting a bit close to be and invading my personal space but I could see other passengers keeping an eye on him. Although I was warey of him I felt safe. Luckierly he soon got off. Some of the other passengers and I started talking about him and having a laugh. The ticket guy came to me and said 'I would have moved him but as he was only going 2 stops (which were close together and not far from cambridge) i thought i would cause less hassle to leave him. If he had been on for longer I would have moved him' and that is kinda my point. The ticket man was looking out for the passengers. Then for almost the whole of my journey I was either talking to him and this woman or this other guy. The staff on Anglia railways tend to be friendly unless u catch the odd misrable git or them on a bad day.
The trains themselves tend to run on time with only minor delays unlike some companies. (central hope u can take a hint!!) The only delay recently have been due to all the work on the line to improve them.
Anglia railways is based in norwich, but the trains run from stations all over east anglia. You can usually get to the
places u want to go. Unfortunately you sometimes have to change trains to get everywhere, but apart from that you will find where u wanna go easierly.
Overall Anglia railways seem to be the best company I have travelled on so far, lets hope they keep it up.