There was good news for the constituency's commuters with the announcement that Greater Anglia has begun to operate their new rolling stock along the Southminster line.

The state-of-the-art Class 720 AVENTRA Bombardier trains will have more seats, air conditioning, fast free Wi-Fi, plug and USB points, much improved accessibility and dedicated cycle storage places. The new trains also have better acceleration and braking, which will help improve performance, consistency and resilience.

For more information about the new trains and how and where they are being rolled out, please click through here.