Peter Aldous welcomes Government strategy for Britain’s railways and calls for further improvements to east Suffolk line

29th November 2017

Peter Aldous welcomes Government strategy for Britain’s railways and calls for further improvements, including a more frequent and faster service, to the east Suffolk line which is going from strength to strength.

I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. The east Suffolk line, which runs from Lowestoft to Ipswich, dodged the Beeching bullet and is now going from strength to strength, with a regular hourly service. Will he give an assurance that his improvements will provide the framework for further improvements, including a more frequent and faster service?

One of the things I am pleased we are doing in partnership with the private sector is the complete transformation of the train fleet across East Anglia. Every single train will be replaced with brand-new trains that have more capacity for passengers. As demand grows, we will have to look again at routes such as my hon. Friend’s to see whether there is a need for more services. In the immediate future, however, I hope that his constituents will be delighted to see the brand-new trains arriving to deliver a better journey for them.

 

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