Rail service is getting stronger

The Norwich to Cambridge rail service is going from strength to strength as it celebrates its sixth birthday, train operator National Express East Anglia has said.

The Norwich to Cambridge rail service is going from strength to strength as it celebrates its sixth birthday, train operator National Express East Anglia has said.

The company has revealed that over 700,000 passenger journeys are being made on an annual basis on the thriving link and the number of journeys has grown by over 40pc since its introduction in 2002.

The rail link was launched following the award of a £9.2 million grant from the Strategic Rail Authority under the Rail Passenger Partnership scheme amid strong support from county councils, MPs, rail user groups, regional media and the business community.

National Express East Anglia business director Andrew Goodrum said: “The Norwich to Cambridge service continues to grow and meet customer expectations. It is difficult to imagine that a little over six years ago it did not exist. Now the service is an essential part of the East Anglian rail network with commuting from towns such as Wymondham, Attleborough or Thetford, to Cambridge or Norwich now an attractive and feasible option. The service has proved itself to be vital for the life of the local economy and for the quality of life of those who live in the area.”

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