The rail operator Greater Anglia says it's been a positive first 15 months with progress in punctuality and customer satisfaction.
Politicians and business leaders are calling for better train services in the ITV Anglia region
Passengers promised fewer delays
National Express train operator c2c has been shortlisted for two prestigious international awards in the inaugural European Rail Congress Awards.
c2c, which runs trains from Fenchurch Street to east London and south Essex, has been shortlisted for the European Commuter Operator of the Year award, with other finalists including train companies from France and Austria.
Also Thorpe Bay station in Essex has been shortlisted for the Small European Station of the Year award, following its £650,000 transformation last year into c2c’s flagship first “smart station”. It faces competition in the final round from the likes of the City Airport Terminal in Vienna.
Virgin confirms it is planning to bid for the East Coast line franchise.
There is severe disruption on Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Cambridge, and between Liverpool Street and Hertford East after a person was hit by a train. Stansted Express services are also affected.
A signalling problem at Bletchley is causing some isruption on Virgin Trains between Blecthley and London Euston. Journey times may be extended by up to 45 minutes.
The transport minister and MP for Chelmsford - Simon Burns - visited Peterborough Station today - to officially open an improvement scheme that's cost more than £3 million.
The aim was to make the station a more impressive gateway to the city.
Getting to London on the train at weekends has been a nightmare for thousands of passengers in the East over the past few years.
But for some in our region that nightmare is ending after one of our rail companies announced plans to slash engineering works on Saturdays and Sundays.
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