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New Train Franchise Takes Over

New Train Franchise Takes Over

Published by KLFM
9:08am 15th September 2014.

A good train service can make a difference to the future of King's Lynn and the new company that's taken over our Train Franchise says they will take that responsibility seriously.

“We are very aware of the need to work with the local communities we serve and to make sure that those economies are supported. The benefits of rail stretch far beyond just the station and what goes on there.  We do understand that tourism and people’s working lives are greatly affected by what we do and that’s a big part of what we think about when planner services and managing them as well.”

Charles Horton is the CEO of Govia which is now in charge of our railway station, and the line south to Ely and London.

We're being promised better ticketing and more staff in the short term ahead of a half hourly service in the next few years.

“From May 2017 the frequency will double from one to two trains an hour. Also from 2018 there will be some improvements to the timetable to try and improve connectivity.”

The new franchise has also been welcomed by one of our MPs Elizabeth Truss.

“I think it makes a big difference to companies that might be considering investing in the area, because there will be good links to Cambridge and to London, and you’ll be able to travel right through to the south coast in future. So what it does is make the area better connected, that means more companies and more jobs which is good news for everyone, whether you take the train or not.”


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