I'm well aware this is a confession that some people will find strange - but not surprising if they've ever met me or read my articles. I like travelling by train.
The first new "bimode" trains for regional services in East Anglia should enter service within the next few weeks after they were given formal approval by the government's rail regulator.
As politicians from around the region gather at Chelmsford for the European election count, we are providing live coverage and reaction political shape of the East of England emerges.
Over the last 50 years Britain has seen a major growth in the number of heritage railways - attracting millions of visits from people of all backgrounds.
By the time you read this I should be well away from Ipswich on a delayed family holiday in the far north.
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