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A pair of historic diesel locomotives are to be revved up for a special tour of the region to mark the end of an era – and the launch of a modern railway age.

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.

Suffolk’s Citizens Advice Bureaux have had their funding restored after the county’s health services stepped in to make up the cash cut being planned by the county council.

Police believe that a Suffolk teenager who has gone missing from home may have travelled to the Norwich or Great Yarmouth area by train.

Trains will be running between Norwich and London in 90 minutes from May – but only a tiny proportion of services will be that fast for the foreseeable future.

Rail bosses have outlined a bold new vision for the East Anglian network over the next 25 years at a major transport conference in Ipswich.

Members of a rail union at Greater Anglia may be balloted on strike action in a dispute over a restructuring that is leading to the loss of 19 management jobs.

Some of the oldest trains on the Greater Anglia network are set to be rebuilt with revolutionary hydrogen power when they are replaced by new electric units over the next two years.

If Greater Anglia’s promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region’s rail passengers – the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

A rail firm saw one of the largest increases in passenger numbers in the country - despite increasing reliability problems.

Households in Suffolk could see council tax bills rise by 4.7% next year if the county’s local authorities and police do as the government suggests in its local government settlement.

As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler “bi-mode” train for the region’s rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region – but it won’t be travelling under its own steam just yet.

Network Rail is to spend £2.2bn maintaining and replacing infrastructure in East Anglia – but there is still no commitment to the improvements needed to bring the main line to London into the 21st century.

Rail company Greater Anglia is phasing out paper tickets for season ticket holders – replacing them with plastic smart cards that can be swiped at barriers.

The electoral shape of two new councils being set up in Suffolk from May next year have been finalised by the Boundary Commission.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has given top marks to one of the smallest schools in Suffolk during a visit – boosting its hopes of expanding in the future.

Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year - from Dutch taxpayers.

How far can you expect a jar to travel by sea from the end of Southwold Pier? To the heart of the German industrial area – via Calais.

Police have confirmed a 19-year-old local man has died following an accident on the A14 in Suffolk.

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