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More seats on National Express East Anglia London line

Passengers are to get 4,000 more seats on train services between London, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, National Express East Anglia has revealed.

The firm's new timetable starting on Sunday 12 December will also bring improvements, the train operator said.

More London trains will have nine carriages and the 0740 GMT service will only stop at Diss and Ipswich, cutting the journey time.

More fast trains and an improved Cambridge service are promised.

Managing Director Andrew Chivers said: "There will be over 4,000 extra seats at peak times into London Liverpool Street.

"The investment of £185m is providing 188 new and additional vehicles with the first 68 carriages on our mainline route from this December and 120 new carriages on our Stansted Express and West Anglia route in 2011.

"Overall by the end of 2011, National Express East Anglia will be providing 11,000 more seats for our customers using services into London Liverpool Street, an increase of 18% on the current seating capacity levels."

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