The Greater Anglia rail franchise covering most passenger train services in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex is to be extended by more than two years.
The deal with Dutch operator Abellio, which began in February last year, was due to expire next July, to be replaced by a long-term franchise running for around 15 years.
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Mostly dry over the next few days with temperatures on the rise.
A £10m pound scheme to tackle flash flooding in Norwich begins today.
Tonight will be chilly with lows of 3 deg C ( 37 deg F ) but tomorrow will be generally fine and sunny.