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John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Train passengers will be able to enjoy a day out over the bank holiday weekend, c2c said today.
The train company will run a Sunday service between Good Friday and bank holiday Monday and a normal Saturday service.
Trains between Barking and Dagenham will have eight carriages and no engineering works are planned.
Kevin Frazer, c2c operations director, said: “We know the long Easter weekend is a really popular time for families to travel by train, so we’re delighted we’re able to operate longer trains with no disruption from engineering works this year.
A spokesman added: “It’s good news for passengers who want to travel with c2c this Easter, as they’ll be able to enjoy a day out over the bank holiday weekend.” For more information, log on to www.c2c-online.co.uk.
Police investigating an allegation of rape closed Barking Park this morning to search for clues.
The borough’s businesses will enjoy a private audience with the women keeping the government’s finances in check this morning.
David Cameron visited the famous Dagenham Ford motor plant today to announce a £9million funding grant for work on a new diesel engine.
Seven decades after putting his life on the line during the Second World War Arctic Convoy missions, George Samuel Barker has been recognised for his bravery. He talks to reporter Anna Silverman about life at sea and his pride at collecting the medal.