Chance to sign rail improvement petition at the Forum
Kim BriscoeSo far it has only been available to sign online, but now a petition for better train services will be available to sign in person at three-day event in Norwich.Kim Briscoe
So far it has only been available to sign online, but now a petition for better train services will be available to sign in person at three-day event in Norwich.
The Norwich in 90 campaign wants to see the two-hour journey time between Norwich and the capital slashed to just an hour and a half.
It is also calling for increased capacity, newer and cleaner trains and improvements at stations, which it wants to see written into targets when a new franchise is agreed for the line.
So far more than 1,000 have backed an online petition, and now a paper version will be available for people to sign at the Forum for three days from today.
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Chris Starkie, of Shaping Norfolk's Future, which is one of the organisations behind the campaign, said: 'Until now the petition has been mainly an online petition, but we recognise there are individuals who don't have access to a computer and prefer to sign up in a traditional way. We want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up to the petition.'
Councils and MPs are supporting the campaign, but say that if the public get behind it as well, it will help to demonstrate how important an issue it is to the people of the region.
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The improvements could also bring massive benefits to businesses and would make Norwich and Norfolk a more attractive prospect for tourists and day-trippers.
The Evening News is backing the campaign and urging readers to add their support.
Do you have a story about the Norwich in 90 campaign? Contact reporter Kim Briscoe on 01603 772419 or email email@example.com.