More trains, more seats and millions of pounds of station refurbishments are promised as new firm takes on region's busiest rail network
There's been a slight fall in the proportion of trains running on time across the UK although the best in the country is in Essex.
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
The rail company that runs trains in south Essex between Southend and London has topped the latest rail punctuality league tables.
National Express which c2c says 96.7% of trains arrived on time in 2013/14, nearly 7% above the UK average
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We’re delighted to have finished on top of the rail industry’s league table for the third year running. We’re now aiming to run even more trains on time for our customers.”
Rail unions have launched legal action against government plans to re-privatise the East Coast mainline.
They say the line, which runs through Peterborough to connect London and Scotland, is better off in public hands.
The government believe a private company would bring greater efficiency and value for money to rail users.
The line was taken over by the government after two private operators struggled to finance the service.
The legal action also objects to the extension of the Great Northern and Thameslink franchises for services that run through much of our region.
ITV News Anglia has learned that Network Rail wanted to close a level crossing in Suffolk where a cyclist was killed.
A 41 year old man believed to be from Thurston near Bury St Edmunds was hit by a train.
Local people have been campaigning to have the crossing moved to a nearby underpass in the hope that it will save lives.
Click below to watch a report by ITV Anglia's Tanya Mercer
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