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Call for half hourly trains

PUBLISHED: 10:04 12 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:23 30 June 2010

A half hourly train service from Norwich to Great Yarmouth at peak times is one of the suggestions a transport users group has put forward in a wish list to be included in the new Greater Anglia rail franchise.

A half hourly train service from Norwich to Great Yarmouth at peak times is one of the suggestions a transport users group has put forward in a wish list to be included in the new Greater Anglia rail franchise.

The East Norfolk Transport Users Association, founded in 1979, has put six suggestions to the Department for Transport to be built into the new franchise for when National Express East Anglia gives way to a new operator next year.

Steve Hewitt, a member of the association, said: “Our aim is for better public transport from Norwich to Yarmouth. Submissions for what we would like to see included in the new rail franchise have to be in by April 19 and the franchise operator will be announced at the end of the summer to begin on April 1 next year.

“We have come up with half a dozen points we would like to see incorporated.”

They also include a service from Yarmouth to Cambridge once an hour and late night trains returning to the town from Norwich.

Another key element is that any franchise has enough rolling stock so that if one breaks down there are not cancellations.


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