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Trains: Delays due to signalling problem at Ely

There are issues on the trains this evening due to signalling problems at Ely. National Rail are reporting delays of up to 45 minutes on the following services...

  • East Midlands Trains - between Peterborough and Norwich.
  • Abellio Greater Anglia - between Cambridge and Norwich, and between Peterborough and Ipswich.
  • CrossCountry - between Cambridge and Peterborough.
  • Great Northern - between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.

Delays are expected until around 7pm.

Next rail operator will need to cut Norwich-to-London journey times to 90 minutes

The search is on for the next rail operator to run the East Anglia franchise. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The next rail operator on the Norwich to London line is being asked to reduce journey times by nearly 30 minutes.

The government has launched the search for the company who will take over the East Anglia franchise in October 2016.

Bidders are being asked to look into reducing the journey time to 90 minutes, as well as cut the number of delays and cancellations.

Abellio Greater Anglia currently runs the franchise.

"East Anglia has a thriving economy and I want it to be served by the best train services possible.

"Giving the region train services fit for the 21st century is vital to connecting people with jobs and businesses with customers.

"Good transport is central to our long-term economic plan."

– Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary.

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Rail operator bombarded by angry tweets

Greater Anglia has been bombarded by tweets from angry passengers. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Frustrated train passengers bombarded rail operator Greater Anglia with more than 240,000 tweets last year, according data team London Commute.

They included more than 40,000 complaints about delays and 9,000 about cancellations.

In the National Passenger Survey, published last month, 80% of passengers were said to be satisfied with Greater Anglia's rail service.

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