Great Eastern Rail Campaign
East Anglia needs a high-quality, world-class rail service commuters and businesses in the region deserve – that is why New Anglia LEP launched the Great Eastern Rail Campaign.
The Campaign is led by a Taskforce, chaired by Giles Watling MP. Government and industry experts from the Department for Transport and Network Rail also support the Taskforce. You can read the Taskforce’s Terms of Reference here.
In May 2021, a new Case for Investment was published. The report outlines the rail line’s key role in levelling up our region, supporting sustainable economic regeneration and delivering long-term, clean growth.
It calls for a range of key rail improvements including:
- Bow junction remodelling and infrastructure improvements
- Improved signalling between Shenfield and Colchester
- Line speed improvements to give hourly 90-minute services between London and Norwich and benefits along the line, such as faster journeys to Colchester/Ipswich
The improvements could generate up to £9.3bn in economic benefits, kick start tens of thousands of jobs along the route and create more than 4,000 construction jobs while the improvements are made.
11th July conference papers
- Network Rail GEML Capacity Study – Network Rail
- GEML Economic Benefits and Wider Economic Study – Jacobs – Alex Coulthard
- GEML Economic Benefits and Wider Economic Study – Litchfields – Ciaran Gunne-Jones
- Delivery Against Franchise Commitments – Greater Anglia, Jamie Burles
- Chelmsford Norfolk East Growth Ambitions – Stuart Graham & Chris Stevenson
1st February conference papers
- Delivery against franchise commitments – Jamie Burles
- Improving performance: maintaining and renewing the railway 2019 – 2024 – Meliha Duymaz
- Network Rail GEML study and possible future enhancements – Richard Taylor
- Rail Network enhancements pipeline – Tony Potter
- Enhancement case study: Ely – Rizwaan Hanid