Message for Prime Minister David Cameron: Give us better trains in Norfolk
Prime Minister David Cameron brings his Cabinet to Suffolk today, and he will receive a hard-hitting message from rail users: Give us the service we deserve.
The EDP, Norwich Evening News and their two sister local daily newspapers in Suffolk, along with MPs and business leaders, are all demanding huge improvements to our main rail line to London.
The Cabinet is meeting at Ipswich today before its members fan out to visit sites throughout east Suffolk and north Essex.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is to visit some local schools while Transport Secretary Justine Greening will be seeing a major transport infrastructure site.
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke and Home Secretary Theresa May are expected to visit centres involved with keeping people safe and ensuring that any punishment is effective.
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East Anglian MPs are becoming increasingly frustrated at the problems they and their constituents are experiencing on the trains.
Ipswich MP Ben Gummer said: 'I want them to see the service and understand why it is so important for this part of the world.
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'I shall be speaking to the Secretary of State for Transport (Justine Greening) about it and we've got the rail minister visiting Ipswich later in the week.'
He was determined that the East Anglian rail lines should not be ignored by the Government.
'Too often in the past the government have concentrated on the Great Western Line, the West Coast Main line (from London to Glasgow via Birmingham and the North West) and the East Coast Main Line (from London to Edinburgh and Yorkshire) and have ignored this part of the world.
'That has to change – and this is a great opportunity to take our concerns right to the top.'