Rail services

Over the coming months, the government will be deciding the details of the new contract to run rail services in the East of England from 2016.  
 
Local Liberal Democrats have successfully campaigned for better services on the local Bittern Line – including later trains to Sheringham on Friday and Saturday nights, and an improved year-round Sunday service.
 
The new contract will run for much longer than previous contracts: this gives us a chance to secure important investment and improvements in the services people rely on.  
 
Together with local Lib Dem councillors, I will be lobbying the government to make sure that North Norfolk’s voice is heard clearly.  
 
Priorities could include quicker trains from Norwich to London, more power sockets, or changes to services between Norwich and Sheringham.  But first, we need to know what matters most to you.  

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  • commented 2015-09-11 20:18:04 +0100
    THE RAILWAYS MUST BE NATIONALISED AND BRITISH RAIL REINSTATED AND THE PRIVATE CRAP TRAIN COMPANIES REMOVED AS THE RAILWAYS ARE A MESS AND THE TRAIN SERVICES RUBBISH WE NEED TO GO BACK TO WHAT WE HAD IN 1948 AND START AGAIN!
  • commented 2015-07-29 17:31:22 +0100
    We need the restoration of rail services in Norfolk, similar to re-openings in Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall, the East and West Midlands and London.
  • commented 2015-04-19 19:55:21 +0100
    Hi it can take me uo to 70 minutes on a First Bus to get from Stalham to Norwich, so under 2 hours to London isnt bad, I think you are aiming low, Norwich in 55 minutes is more like it, if Norwich airport got its act together and attracted an airline it can be done to London City Airport, and it would be cheaper and need no public money (our money) as hand outs.
  • commented 2015-04-10 20:16:45 +0100
    PRIVATISED RAILWAYS simply don’t work as NATIONAL EXPRESS and ABELLIO are useless we want BRITISH RAIL BACK no more crap trains services so NATIONALISE THE RAILWAYS!
  • commented 2015-03-18 09:13:54 +0000
    I am very much in favour of improved rail links for North Norfolk. However, the emphasis seems always to be targeted on speed. Saving a few minutes on the Norwich to London service is not the issue. Travel to London is already far quicker by rail than by car or coach.. The priority should be capacity, reliability and quality. Both local and intercity trains at peak times are overcrowded, onboard service (catering) is poor and connections to anywhere other than London are poor. Addressing these issues will cost less and bring more benefits for East Anglia in general and to Norfolk in particular.
  • published this page in Campaigns 2015-03-01 22:36:11 +0000