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Full steam ahead for King's Lynn trains

Newer trains

5:42am 14th November 2017

It looks like it's full steam ahead when it comes to the future of King's Lynn's trains.

There's been positive talks with senior management at Govia Thameslink about improving the town's service.

They told the chairman of Discover King's Lynn Darren Taylor that they will be providing eight-carriage trains.

That will help the over-crowding problem many commuters face on a regular basis.

Work to make that happen is expected to start in December 2018.

There were more positive conversations about the long-awaited half-an-hour trains running from the town to Cambridge and London throughout the day.

Darren said management confirmed they are committed to the expanded service after work on Ely Junction is finished.

He said:

"There is still a way to go but I was very happy with how the talks with Govia Thameslink went.

"I want to thank Sir Henry Bellingham for setting up the meeting so I could hear for myself how these plans are coming along.

"I'll now be looking to set up a meeting with Network Rail to discuss progress on the Ely North junction improvements to make sure King's Lynn gets the train service we have been promised and which we deserve.

"I would like to reassure town centre businesses and commuters that the plans appear to be going well, but we will keep up the pressure to make sure it happens."

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