Network Rail has appealed to recently-retired signal staff across the region to consider coming back to work to support the industry in case there are staffing problems because of the coronavirus crisis.
Greater Anglia managing director Jamie Burles has sent out a video message to passengers pledging to improve reliability – but insisting that his company deserved to win a top award for improved services last year.
Business leaders, MPs and council chiefs have come together at Westminster to try to force the government to keep East Anglia’s infrastructure needs at the top of the agenda when it looks at boosting spending across the country.
The government has announced it wants to ‘reverse Beeching’ by reopening long-closed railway lines – and has allocated a £500m to look at possible projects. Two lines in northern England have so far been identified.
Rural rail services in East Anglia have eased – but now Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has asked for her cabinet colleague Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to intervene to try to improve things further.
We’ve never been on a cruise before – but when my wife Judy and I were offered the chance to spend seven days with Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen on its Boudicca ship sailing from Dover to Tenerife we simply couldn’t resist.
Greater Anglia was one of the most improved rail companies in Britain for punctuality and reliability over the first three months of the current financial year according to the government’s Office of Road and Rail.
Suffolk Conservative MP Peter Aldous has warned that the expulsion of 21 senior members of the party has sent out the signal that the Tories are no longer a “broad church,” welcoming a spectrum of political views.