A new plan to help rail services in Norfolk and Suffolk cope with extreme weather and avoid the scale of during last year’s Beast from the East disruption has been drawn up.
Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.
The romance of steam has mingled with the magic of Christmas on Norfolk’s famous Poppy Line.
More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.
It’s been a torrid year for rail passengers, hit by strikes, timetable changes and now fare increases.
Engineering works on the Sheringham rail line for the next two weekends have been cancelled – so passengers will be able to catch trains instead of the buses which had been advertised.
Network Rail will train its sights this autumn on combatting leaves which fall on the line and cause delays.
A claim that the Norwich in 90 minutes train time ambition by Greater Anglia could hit the buffers has been refuted by an MP and the train operator.
The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.
Railway tracks have become submerged in snow making passage impossible.
Train services are expected to run as normal tomorrow after a day of snow disruption.
Forecasted heavy snow fall and sub-zero temperatures has forced Greater Anglia to put in place a contingency plan which could see trains cancelled across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Trains between Norwich and Sheringham have been disrupted due to a signalling fault at North Walsham.
Network Rail has shared plans for how it will spend more than £2 billion to improve train services in East Anglia between 2019 and 2024.
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