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Showing off the hundred new trains coming to East Anglia

Greater Anglia has ordered 665 new train carriages from Bombardier in Derby. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The rail company Greater Anglia has been showing off the the new trains coming to a station near you in 2019.

It is a preview of how the new carriages it's buying could look.

The franchise holder is replacing all of its ageing rolling stock with new-look services running in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Nearly 700 carriages have been ordered from the Bombardier factory in Derby to make up 89 new five-carriage trains and 22 ten-carriage trains.

Commuters using them will have access to plug sockets, USB points and free wifi.

Overall, Greater Anglia is investing £1.4 billion on 169 new trains, of which £900 million is being spent on Bombardier trains.

A further 58 trains are being built for Greater Anglia by Stadler, in Switzerland, for Greater Anglia’s Intercity, Stansted Express and regional services.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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Rail line re-opened but delays and buses continue

The main rail between London and Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk has re-opened after signalling problems near Witham but there will still be delays for commuters well into the evening.

Buses replacing trains outside Witham station in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Serena Sandhu

Buses have been replacing trains between Chelmsford and Witham affecting passengers heading to and from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich as well as stations between.

Rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia is warning that delays and disruption could continue until 9pm.

In the past fortnight, Abellio Greater Anglia has been forced to cancel 900 train services. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Serena Sandhu
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