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Train operator announces extra Remembrance service from King's Lynn to London

Launch of new trains and opening of new Cambridge North Station. (3008948)
Launch of new trains and opening of new Cambridge North Station. (3008948)

West Norfolk's main train operator has announced it will run an additional service between Lynn and London on the morning of Remembrance Sunday.

Great Northern has planned the service in response to a request from the Royal British Legion to enable people to travel to the capital for commemoration events at the Cenotaph.

The service will leave Lynn at 7.24am and call at Watlington and Downham on its route to Cambridge and King's Cross.

The train is scheduled to arrive in London at 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: “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.”

Services for the rest of the day will run to the usual Sunday timetable.

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