Train operator C2C which operates from Shoeburyness and Southend into London has had its franchise extended by 16 months.
C2C is the most punctual train operator in the country, running over 97 per cent of its services on time.
C2C also came top of a national passenger survey. It has plans to upgrade a number of stations with better facilities for passengers.
The Paralympics closing ceremony will be held at the Olympic park in Stratford tonight (Sunday 10 September).
Medal winning athletes will lead the celebrations, among them some of our very own golden boys and girls
Jim Rice goes through the list of the region's members of ParalympicGB who are about to embark on the gold trail.
The London Paralympic Games are already the most successful ever with more than 2.4m tickets sold.
Hannah Pettifer previews the opening day of athletics at London 2012.
More than 2,000 people have joined a Facebook campaign to keep the bronze paint on a post box in Lowestoft, in honour of local boxer Anthony Ogogo.
The middleweight was welcomed back to the town this week after winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics.
But the Royal Mail says it's only honouring gold medallists, and the unofficial tribute will soon be repainted red.
Etienne Stott from Bedford who won Gold, alongside his partner Tim Baillie in the two man canoe slalom.
The 33-year-old learnt his skills at the canoe club in his home town and returned there tonight. Neil Bradford was there.
It's just over a week away from the start of the Paralympics.
Most of our athletes are now in lock-down at a training camp in Portugal. Among them, Jonathan Adams, who's from Great Cornard in Suffolk.
He'll be competing for Paralympics GB in the seated shot put. Hannah Pettifer reports.
Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford was given a hero's welcome back at the athletics track where he learned his trade.
Reporter Lauren Carter went to meet the long-jump Olympic champion.
Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo said he was completely overwhelmed by the welcome he received on his return to Lowestoft.
Malcolm Robertson grabbed a quick word with the Olympian.