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New trains costing £155m for Olympic visitors to East

The first of 120 new trains and carriages for East Anglian rail routes have come off the production line.

The first wave of trains costing £155m will be in service by next May between Stansted Airport, Cambridge and London.

National Express East Anglia has also refurbished 68 carriages for the line from Norwich to London Liverpool Street through Suffolk and Essex.

Mark Phillips, from National Express East Anglia, said the new trains will be in service for the Olympic Games.

"This is tremendously important because visitors coming here for the games will want to get a really good impression of the UK and our transport network.

"This is an opportunity for us to showcase what we can do and we're delilghted that the trains will be in service for that."

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