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Photo of Burnham Market, Norfolk
Photo of Burnham Market, Norfolk
Rural Connections
Rural Connections: Transport challenges and opportunities for communities in the East

We've shared the results from our Call for Evidence into rural mobility, as part of our Regional Strategy Hub

Rural Mobility Centre of Excellence
Rural Mobility Centre of Excellence
We are a Rural Mobility Centre of Excellence

We're working with partners and stakeholders to identify practical ways of achieving better rural transport across the region.
Click here to find out more.

EV Charging
Infrastructure study
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure study

Learn more about the region’s opportunities and challenges for the projected electric vehicle (EV) uptake

Our Transport Strategy has been recognised by the Government

Government will be required to consider the priorities within the Transport Strategy when developing new policies for the region.

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Where connections are made

Transport East is the Sub-national Transport Body for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. The partnership provides a single voice for our councils, business leaders and partners on our region’s transport strategy and strategic transport investment priorities, working in close collaboration with the government and the rest of the UK.

Priorities for Transport East

Priorities for Transport East

Cleaner, greener, healthier transport options to reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change and poor air quality.

Enhanced links between our fast growing places and business clusters; enabling the area to function as a coherent economy, improving productivity and prosperity.

Better connected ports and airports to help UK businesses thrive and boost the nation’s economy through greater access to international markets and foreign direct investment.

A reinvented, sustainable coast for the 21st century which powers the UK through energy generation. Supporting our productive rural communities and attracting visitors all year round.

Latest News

Latest News

Transport East Forum meets at Beaulieu Park to celebrate progress of the East’s newest rail station

22 March 2024

    On 22 March, Transport East’s Forum and partners visited the under-construction Beaulieu Park rail station, the first station to be built on the Great Eastern Main Line in 100 years.   Due to open in 2025, the station will provide a frequent and sustainable service for people living and working in the fast-growing…

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Help shape the future of transport within the East!

21 March 2024

Transport East is running a Transport Behaviour survey to better understand how people travel across region. The data provided will help shape decisions on future transport investment across the East. Whether you drive, walk, cycle, take the bus or train, the views of people living and working in the region are important to help us…

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Transport East launches Rural Mobility Strategy hub report in Parliament

11 March 2024

On 11 March, Transport East visited Parliament to launch the ‘Rural connections: transport challenges and opportunities for communities in the East’ report. The report developed a set of recommendations from a call for evidence and discussions with stakeholders across the East. The Rural Mobility Strategy Hub brought together experts throughout the East, each with knowledge…

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