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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It will be a breezy morning but largely dry with some brightness. Rain will sweep in from the west during the afternoon. Highs of 16 deg C.
Becoming cloudier and breezier into the evening, with a little light rain at times. It will be much milder than of late. Lows of 7 deg C.