Bosses at Greater Anglia are preparing for more strikes later this month which are likely to disrupt travel plans.

Both the RMT and ASLEF rail unions have announced more strikes which are likely to cause problems for travellers.

ASLEF - which represents train drivers - has called strikes on May 12, May 31 and June 3. May 12 is the day before the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool and June 3 is the day of the Derby and FA Cup Final.

RMT members employed by train operating companies, including Greater Anglia, are going on strike on May 13 - the day of Eurovision.

On the day of the ASLEF strikes there are likely to be very few services - only on main lines like that between Norwich, Ipswich and London. And services are likely to start later and finish earlier than usual.

RMT members employed by Network Rail - mainly signallers - have accepted a pay deal and will be working normally throughout.

That means the RMT strike of train operating company employees, mainly conductors and guards, will see a much more limited effect to those earlier in the dispute.

On its strike days there are likely to be trains on most routes, although there maybe fewer services - especially in the early morning and late evening.

Full details are expected to be annnounced next week.

Meanwhile Greater Anglia has raised £22,000 for three charities, including East Anglia's Children's Hospices,  after its 321 Farewell railtour which took 300 enthusiasts for one last trip on a 30-year-old electric unit around East Anglia.

The trip marked the end of type of train that had been the mainstay of commuter services from Liverpool Street for many years.

Their services have now been taken over by Alstom Aventra trains - and one of those trains met the older unit during its short visit to Clacton on the tour.