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National Express East Anglia nominated for 5 rail business awards
01 Feb 2012

National Express East Anglia (NXEA) has been nominated for five prestigious Rail Business Awards.

NXEA has been nominated in the following categories:

Station Excellence – for the major upgrade to Harlow Town station, in its 50th anniversary year, which has sought to both smarten up the station and improve customer facilities, whilst protecting its historic features.

Rolling Stock Excellence – for the introduction of 30 new Class 379 electrostar trains, Britain’s most technically advanced train fleet, ahead of time and on budget.

Rail Business Manager of the Year – NXEA’s Keith Palmer for his faultless project management of the £185m capacity enhancement programme which included the introduction of the new trains, both on-time and within budget.

Marketing Campaign of the Year – for creating a striking brand identity and raising awareness of the new Class 379 trains operating on the Stansted Express route.

Integrated Transport Excellence – for taking a proactive stance towards station travel plans to improve public transport access at Colchester and North Walsham stations. NXEA has also delivered additional station specific schemes to improve interchange and information provision at key locations on the NXEA network.
The winners of these respected industry awards will be revealed on 16 February 2012.

Andrew Chivers National Express East Anglia’s Managing Director said: “For National Express East Anglia to be nominated for five Rail Business Awards is indicative of the hard work we’ve put into our Service Improvement Plan, including providing 11,000 more seats for our customers using services into London Liverpool Street since December 2010, an increase of almost 20%.”