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11 Apr 2012 ⋅ by A. Samuel ⋅

Greater Anglia has announced plans to provide financial support for the region’s Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) through a new investment of £125k to support the work of the CRPs as part of the train operator’s current franchise term.

£50,000 will be invested ‘immediately’ to provide extra support this year for the work of the partnerships which include the Essex & South Suffolk, East Suffolk Line, Bittern Line and Wherry Lines CRPs.

As well as the established partnerships, Greater Anglia is also preparing for the launch of a new Fenland CRP by local stakeholders in Cambridgeshire this summer embracing the Ely to Peterborough route.

Greater Anglia says it is ‘strongly committed to the concept of rail partnerships and positive co-operation with local stakeholders as a means of improving the marketing and awareness of local rail services, and helping to develop those services for the benefit of the communities they serve, whilst boosting tourism and contributing to the local economy’.

Ruud Haket, Managing Director, Greater Anglia said:

“This new investment for Community Rail Partnerships is a tremendous vote of confidence by Greater Anglia in the community rail network across the region we serve.

“We are keen to work with our local partners to continue to increase demand for rail travel in these areas and to play our part in boosting the local economy.”
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