Ipswich has the potential to gain most from new rail franchise, says Ben Gummer

Great Eastern Rail Campaign members at Ipswich Station:
Jonathan Denby, David Burch, Chris Starkie,

Great Eastern Rail Campaign members at Ipswich Station: Jonathan Denby, David Burch, Chris Starkie, Chloe Smith MP and Bun Gummer MP - Credit: Lucy Taylor

In the second of five three-minute interviews Ben Gummer, the MP for Ipswich, gives his reaction to Abellio Greater Anglia being awarded the rail franchise for East Anglia.

Mr Gummer called the recent announcement, which means AGA will run trains in this region for the next nine years, a “staggeringly good result” because of the investment in new, more frequent and more reliable trains the franchise will bring.

The five interviews are being published every day this week at 6pm.

See yesterday’s interview, on the level of redevelopment currently taking place in Ipswich, here.