Funding secured for longer trains on Fen Line

South West Norfolk Liz Truss MP today welcomed the announcement that funding has been approved by the Department for Transport(DFT) for eight car trains on the Kings Lynn to London line. Liz has been campaigning for the longer trains, leading a delegation to meet the Transport Secretary in 2017, and regularly lobbying the DFT for the investment on the line. Earlier this month, Liz held a meeting with Network Rail in Downham Market to quiz the organisation on the eight car scheme. Joining her at the meeting was Sir Henry Bellingham MP, Mayor James Palmer and Borough Council Leader Cllr Brian Long.

 

Liz commented ‘I am delighted that funding has now been agreed. This is extremely positive and will be welcomed by the many rail users who have become increasingly frustrated by the overcrowding on the Fen Line. More and more travellers are using this train route and I will continue to ensure delivery remains on time and Network Rail keeps to its timetable of works with completion summer 2020.’