The following bits relevant to cycling in our area have been highlighted to me:
The proposal to split the Liverpool - Ely - Norwich service into two is still in the consultation. This would make it necessary for passengers to and from the Eastern Counties to change trains at Nottingham - particularly difficult for the elderly and people with heavy luggage and bikes. The relatively slowness of this service is compensated for by the convenience of a direct service - from Sheffield you can already get there quicker by changing at Doncaster and Peterborough for example. Currently EM trains run two two-car units together from Liverpool to Nottingham on some services and split them at Nottingham, which works.
Some Liverpool - Norwich services could be diverted to serve Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
All trains should carry a minimum of 4 bikes per unit, to make it possible for families to travel together with their bikes. Scotrail carry 6 bikes per unit on trains that are the same as many EM local services.
Deadline for responses is 14th October.