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Calls to keep East Coast trains in public ownership

An East Coast Main Line train calls at Peterborough station Credit: ITV Anglia

Calls are being made for East Coast Main Line trains to remain in public ownership.

The service, which runs through Stevenage and Peterborough, has reported a return of more than £200 million since it was re-nationalised when the previous private operator handed back the franchise.

Green Party politicians are planning to hand in a petition containing 23,000 signatures calling for the service not to be franchised back to the private sector

50 years on the Norwich to London line

It's the end of the line today for a train driver who has worked on the Norwich to London line for the last fifty years.

John Hockley joined the railways in August 1962 and worked his way up to driver.

As well as carrying millions of passengers John has also driven goods trains and even worked on a Royal train.

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