NETWORK Rail has announced plans to extend its Great Eastern Main Line through to Saudi Arabia.
The line will run from London Liverpool Street through to Riyadh stopping at Chelmsford and Norwich, providing a boon to commuters and pleasure seekers alike.
Although Network Rail has often been criticised for the length of its development projects, officials are adamant the route to the Middle East won’t be any more problematic than its expansion in Scotland.
Network Rail spokesman Tom Logan said: “For far too long passengers to the Arabian Peninsula have been forced to change at St. Pancras, Paris, Rome, Bucharest, Istanbul, Aleppo and Baghdad, which makes it hard to get in to work on time in the morning.”
“There may be slight challenges due to the thousands of miles of forbidding terrain and traversing two war zones, but if Network Rail is known for anything it is reliability against all foreseeable circumstances.”