The Derby train maker Bombardier have announced they have won a £1 billion pound contract which will secure a thousand jobs into the next decade.
The new service for rail passengers across East Anglia promises to deliver more than 1,040 new state of the art carriages and cut journey times by an average of 10%.
The firm will produce 660 new carriages, enhanced services and faster trains across the East Anglia franchise.
By 2021 there will be:
More than 97 million journeys are made on East Anglia’s rail network each year. Weekday services will see an increase of 13% to stations including: Cambridge, Norwich, Stansted Airport, Lowestoft, Southend and London Liverpool Street.