In his response to National Express's consultation on future rail services in East Anglia, the Conservatives Parliamentary Candidate for Waveney, Peter Aldous, has lobbied for further investment in the East Suffolk Line.
"Whilst the proposed investment in the East Anglian rail network is to be welcomed, I am concerned that in both the short and long term the East Suffolk Line could suffer" said Peter in his response.
He went on to welcome the recognition by National Express of the importance of hourly services and also expressed his view that lack of funding could mean that Waveney could be left with an inferior service than it has at present.
"The installation of the Beccles Loop is vital and securing funding must be the highest priority to ensure that the proposed hourly through services from Ipswich to Lowestoft do commence in December 2012" he added.
As well as calling for a more "passenger friendly" way of changing trains in Ipswich, avoiding where possible having to cross the main line, Peter Aldous called for improvements to the line including the remodelling of the station forecourt at Lowestoft and the provision of a bus and rail interchange there.
Photo: Peter Aldous lobbies for further investment in the East Suffolk Line.
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