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.
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.
Planned engineering work is continuing as part of a major signalling upgrade on the Wherry Lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
Train services on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line have been “severely disrupted” due to signalling problems.
Rail users will be faced with nine days of disruption from this weekend as signalling system upgrades are carried out.
Train services running between Ipswich and Lowestoft are returning to normal after fallen trees had blocked the railway line – but disruption is still expected until 7pm.
More than five acres of railway sidings are up for grabs with Network Rail looking for new leaseholders for a site in Lowestoft.
Network Rail will train its sights this autumn on combatting leaves which fall on the line and cause delays.
This weekend sees the party conference season move up a gear with the start of the Labour Conference in Liverpool – an event that politicos across the country will be watching closely.
All lines between Norwich and Lowestoft are blocked following a swing bridge failure.
A £68m signalling upgrade will see no trains run between Great Yarmouth and Reedham for at least six months.
A faulty swing bridge means all trains between Lowestoft and Ipswich have been cancelled, with services now starting at Oulton Broad South until the problem is fixed.
We have just had the driest June on record with just 10% of the average rainfall, leading to some concerns about the threat of a hosepipe ban in East Anglia.
Holidaymakers are warning they might not return to a Norfolk gem after getting stranded following failures of three bridges.
Two failures of the Victoria Road level crossing were not fixed for more than 700 hours - more than 29 days - it has been revealed.
Trains between Lowestoft and Norwich were cancelled yesterday afternoon due to a swing bridge failure.
A familiar face will make the journey to London next week as part of a national initiative to promote rail travel to the region.
The rail crossing at Victoria Road, near Oulton Broad South station, which broke three times in three days last week causing chaos for drivers in Lowestoft, has been fixed by Network Rail.
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.
When faced with a long train journey, it can often be tricky for commuters to think of how to pass the time.
The Victoria Road level crossing is once again broken, infuriating drivers in Lowestoft.
Trains are running between Lowestoft and Norwich in both directions after disruption due to a failure of the Somerleyton Swing Bridge.
A road closure is causing traffic problems at a rail crossing in Oulton Broad.
A frustrated commuter who took a train firm to court after claiming he experienced almost 200 delayed journeys in a year has been paid compensation.
The rail crossing barriers on a busy road are stuck down again, just three days after the very same fault occurred.
Rail crossing barriers on a busy road are now working properly after an earlier fault caused severe traffic problems.
The Beast from the East may have passed and the snow may have mostly melted, but the white stuff still needed to be cleared to allow the trains to run.
Train services are expected to run as normal tomorrow after a day of snow disruption.
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