Abellio has been named as the winning bidder of the new East Anglia Rail Franchise, which covers a number of rail routes in the LEP area. Neil Darwin, the Chief Executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, comments:
“We look forward to working with Abellio to deliver the long-term investment plans to improve a number of rail services in our area. News that there will be new trains running to Stansted Airport from February 2019, a reduction in journey times from the airport to London, and a new hourly direct service from Norwich via Cambridge to Stansted Airport are all welcome developments.
“Businesses need good transport links, and rail is an important element of this. As a LEP, improving our rail links is a high priority for us. We have already invested in changes to King’s Dyke Level Crossing, a study into the Wisbech to Cambridge line, and are an active member of the West Anglia Taskforce, and are campaigning for vital improvements to Ely North junction.”