Plans to electrify the Midland mainline rail route between Bedford and the East Midlands have been put on hold by the Government.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin told MPs the planned upgrade is being paused to allow Network Rail to concentrate on other projects
The Conservatives had promised the electrification would be completed by 2020 and even had a pledge in their General Election manifesto.
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Kettering MP Philip Hollobone says pause in electricfication of Midland main line is "not good news" for his constituency
Wellingborough MP Peter Bone says constituents will be disappointed with pause in electrification of Midland Main line
A £38 billion five year plan to overhaul Britain's railways is being "reset" because it is "costing more and taking longer", Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told MPs.
Electrification work will be "paused" on the Midland mainline.
"On the Midland mainline, better services can be delivered on that line before electrification with things such as speed improvement works.
"So work on electrification will be paused. I want it to be done and done well. It will be part of our future plans for the route.
Transport Sec announces work on electricfication of the Midland main line will be paused but remains a plan for future
Electrification of Midland mainline between Bedford & Sheffield via Kettering a Conservative manifesto promise, now that work will be paused
Rail passenger satisfaction levels have dipped particularly on the trains run by Abellio Greater Anglia in the East of England.Read the full story ›
Rail passenger satisfaction levels have dipped particularly on the trains run by Abellio Greater Anglia in the East of England.
The proportion of passengers satisfied with their journey overall has fallen from 82% in spring 2014 to 80% in spring 2015, a survey of 31,000 rail travellers by Transport Focus (formerly Passenger Focus) showed.
The satisfaction rating for Greater Anglia was at 75% down from 80% in autumn 2014. Among the higher scorers was East Coast with 94% of passengers satisfied.
A new campaign has been launched as part of a crackdown on people behaving badly on level crossings.
Last year, British Transport Police investigated more than three and a half thousand offences at crossings around the country - many where people were risking their lives in an attempt to simply save a bit of time.
This week crossings across our region are coming under close scrutiny
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British Transport Police have launched a crackdown on people misusing level crossings across the region.Read the full story ›
A person has being hit by a train at Kelvedon in Essex closing all lines between London and East Anglia for a time.
The line has has now re-opened but Abellio Greater Anglia is warning that trains running through the station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes, or revised. Disruption is expected until at least 9pm.
Emergency Services and Network Rail staff attended the incident, which involved the 16:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service.
Commuters across the East of England are facing fare rises of around 2.5% from today.Read the full story ›
Abellio Greater Anglia says following a fault with the signalling system at Norwich station all lines have now re-opened.
Four train services between Norwich and Cambridge and Norwich and London remain cancelled on Tuesday evening.
The rail company apologised to passengers and said trains were now able to run normally after Network Rail engineers made the necessary repairs.