By next year passengers can expect trains to be less packed. A new flyover at Hitchin will carry trains from London to Cambridge over the main line, relieving a key bottleneck.
New platforms planned for Peterborough should increase capacity and reduce congestion there.
From 2014 new trains through the Intercity Express Programme will provide more seats, and £240m will be invested in key pinch points on the East Coast main line including Peterborough.
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Very warm, and humid, perhaps locally hot inland, with the best of the sunshine in the east.
Mostly dry overnight. Some warm sunshine Sunday, however thunderstorms possible.
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