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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There'll be some dense patches of mist and fog about first thing this morning but it will clear later. Then, a cloudy but mostly dry day.
It will be a bright start in places but the cloud will thicken from the north during the afternoon and there'll be a few spots of rain.