Video report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer
A campaign has been launched to improve one of the key commuter routes in the East of England, linking parts of Essex and Cambridge to London.
The West Anglia Taskforce want to see trains travel from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge in 60 minutes and Stansted in 40 minutes.
Campaigners say the line is 'neglected' and are calling for extra tracks.
It follows the start of Greater Anglia's nine year deal to run the franchise.
The Taskforce, which was set up last year, is made up of businesses and organisations from the public and private sector. They all have an interest in seeing major improvements to the West Anglia main line, not only for commuters but also for economic growth.
Today the taskforce released a report detailing what it believes needs to be done:
- Train journeys from London to Cambridge down to 60 minutes and Stansted in 40
- Improving service levels to other communities along the route
- A new timetable by 2020
- Doubling the number of tracks from 2 to 4 at the London end of the line
- Progressing Crossrail 2 plans
Rail Minister Paul Maynard, who was at the launch of the report, admitted passenger numbers had outpaced investment.
Despite running through a vital economic part of the country, he said the line hadn't changed since Victorian times.
Greater Anglia has promised to replace all trains as new by 2020, but says the infrastructure now needs to follow.
A conservative estimate of the size of that investment is £2-4 billion.
Convincing the government to invest though will be a job further down the line.