Bere Alston: a Class 150 calls on 30 July 2018, with the redundant platform in the background. Tony Christie


Theo Steel’s articles on footfall trends always make interesting reading and his analysis of services east of Cambridge (‘Cambridge commuters turn to rail’ – April issue) highlights the contrasting fortunes of various lines across the network since 1997-98. The Great Eastern main line (GEML) and many of its branches including Clacton, Harwich, Sudbury, Felixstowe and Great Yarmouth have all seen early growth over the period stall in recent years, notably since the financial crash of 2008.

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