8 year old Charlie Baker's mum thought he might get a pen or mug if she wrote to a train company but instead they made his dreams come true
A new train which it's claimed will "transform" rail travel on the Thameslink line has been unveiled today.
Train services across the Anglia region are facing delays and cancellation as strong winds and heavy rain take their toll.
Disruption on all East Coast routes between Kings Cross and Doncaster due to person hit by a train at Hatfield. Delays expected to continue into the afternoon.
Disruption on First Capital Connect between Bedford and Brighton due to overhead wire problems at Hendon. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes and London Underground services.
Some lines have now re-opened, but widespread delays and cancellations remain. Passengers are still advised to use East or West Coast mainline services North of London, with buses continuing to run St Albans - Hatfield to connect with Kings Cross services.
It's a new year, and a new blow for rail users, as passengers are met with the latest round of price increases.
Campaigners gathered at stations across our region this morning, to protest over an average 3.1 % rise in fares.
Train companies retain an average of just 3p from every pound paid for rail tickets, with the vast majority of revenue going on maintenance, staff costs and investment in the rail network, according to figures released by the industry association the Rail Delivery Group:
At least ten railway stations across the East of England are set to see protests this morning against the latest round of national rail fare increases. Organised by the Green Party the protests are against a average 3.1 per cent rise in fares
There is disruption on Greater Anglia trains between Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria due to overhead line problems between Shenfield and Billericay. Trains may be delayed by up to an hour, and some will be cancelled.
There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the Greater Anglia rail between Ipswich and Norwich due to broken down train at Diss. It's mainly affecting trains towards Norwich.