The decision to transfer the franchise to National Express was controversial, since Anglia was twice awarded "Train Operator of the Year and also "European Train Operator of Year 2000" . Anglia Railways was very popular with passengers, and its parent company GB Railways, had recently been purchased by First Group, operator of First Great Eastern, who had won the "Train Operator of the Year" award once as well. National Express on the other hand had a reputation for poor service (Central Trains).
|Class 47||Diesel locomotive||100||160||1||1963-1968|
|Class 86||Electric locomotive||100||160||15||1960s|
|Class 150 Sprinter||Diesel multiple unit||75||120||10||1985 - 1987|
|Class 153 Super Sprinter||Diesel multiple unit||75||120||7||1987 - 1988|
|Class 170 Turbostar||Diesel multiple unit||100||160||12||1999 - 2002|
|Mark 2 coach||Passenger Rolling stock||100||160||About 115||1964 - 1975|
|DBSO Control Car||100||160||13||1979|