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Rail union to strike for third day this week

Workers are strking for the third time this week Credit: ITV News Anglia

Rail workers from this region will go on strike today for the third time this week.

Greater Anglia says its services will not be affected, as members of the RMT union stage a 24 hour walkout over the role of guards.

Workers from three other rail companies, Merseyrail, Northern and South Western Railway, will also go on strike.

Picket lines will again be mounted outside railway stations in the East, as workers continue to make their stand over fears of safety.


Bridge in Corby to close for seven months

Cottingham Road to be closed Credit: ITV

Cottingham Road in Corby, Northamptonshire will be closed for seven months from January 19.

A bridge on the road, which runs over the railway lines, needs to be shut as part of the upgrade of the line between Kettering and Corby.

Network Rail say the bridge will be raised to allow electric lines to run underneath and is due to reopen on August 14.

Commuters facing another rail strike over role of guards dispute

There's been another day of strike action for rail operator Greater Anglia to contend with as RMT Union members walk out over the role of guards on the network.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer


RMT defends rail strike action insisting safety is at the heart of it

Picket line outside Ipswich train station this morning (10th Jan) Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mick Cash is the General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.

Watch an interview with ITV News Anglia's Jonathan Wills

Region's rail commuters facing more strike action

A picket line outside Ipswich train station today (January 10th) Credit: ITV News Anglia

Commuters in our region face a second day of disruption today as walkouts by train workers over rail safety continue.

Greater Anglia is among five companies affected.

The first strike was held Monday, another is due to take place on Friday.

This is one of a number of strikes this week Credit: ITV News Anglia

"No one should be in any doubt, these disputes are about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies."

– Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary

Greater Anglia is running a full service, staffed partly by managers acting as guards.

Long awaited report into tackling congestion on the A10 to be revealed

The stretch of the A10 between Ely and Cambridgeshire is notorious for congestion Credit: ITV News Anglia

A long-awaited report into the future of one of the region's most congested roads will be released later today.

Cambridgeshire County Council will look at a number of options for the A10 which runs all the way from King's Lynn into London.

It's notoriously busy around the stretch from Ely to Cambridge.

Options to address the congested A10 will be revealed Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A10 north is a key transport route for economic growth in the region, linking Ely, and other towns and villages to the north, with the city and wider transport network.

Rapid growth has put pressure on the road with peak-time congestion.

Thousands of new jobs and homes are planned along the route over the next decade or so, including 10,000 new homes at Waterbeach alone.

A study was commissioned by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to look out how to address the current challenges. It will be published today (Monday 8th January).

Any proposals will then be considered by all the councils affected.

Rail fares are 'five times higher than in Europe'

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard

Today marked the biggest increase in rail fares for half a decade- a rise of 3.4%.

Passengers on services in the Anglia region will find they're spending even more for their daily commute.

People have been protesting at stations across the region, while the TUC say their figures suggest commuters in the UK are paying up to five times as much as elsewhere in Europe.

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