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.
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.
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.