It may be operating fewer trains and carrying a fraction of the passengers it was - but Greater Anglia’s trains are now much more reliable for essential workers, figures show.
Rail services from Lowestoft should return to normal on Monday morning after three weeks of disruption which has seen them replaced by buses as new signalling and crossings are installed.
Greater Anglia’s new trains caused yet more woe for commuters this morning as two main commuter services on the East Suffolk Line were cancelled due to faults.
Bosses from Greater Anglia are being invited to Suffolk County Council to explain what has happened during the difficult roll-out of their new trains over the winter.
After a third day of chaos on the East Suffolk line between Lowestoft and Ipswich, Greater Anglia has pledged to get its services back on track.
The new trains introduced on Greater Anglia’s rural routes were not the cause of the signalling problems that have plunged services into chaos over the last few weeks, the company said today.
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.