Rail company Greater Anglia has been given approval to use temporary conductor/guards during the two-day strike by RMT members on Wednesday and Thursday.
Police have named the van driver who died in an accident on the Orwell Bridge on Friday as 67-year-old Michael (Mick) Rayner from Essex.
New figures from the government’s rail watchdog has prompted fears that Greater Anglia may have paid the government too much to run trains across the region.
Rail company Greater Anglia has shown off mock-ups of the inside of its new InterCity trains for the main line between the region and Liverpool Street station.
Greater Anglia is hoping to replace ticket offices with automatic machines at some lesser-used stations across Essex.