Railways: Suffolk

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for restoring a direct train service between Lowestoft and London Victoria via Ipswich.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

Greater Anglia has a Franchise Agreement commitment to restore a direct train service between Lowestoft and London Liverpool Street via Ipswich. In line with this commitment, Greater Anglia are currently working with industry partners to secure the necessary access rights and approvals to secure the delivery of this direct service.

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