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Transport and Infrastructure Committee

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee was established by the Combined Authority at its Board meeting on 25 July 2018. 

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee is made up of five members and the quorum of this meeting is two thirds of the total membership of the committee. 

The Chairman of the Committee is Mayor James Palmer. 

The Committees terms of reference can be found here.

Members of the Committee 

  • Mayor James Palmer (Chairman) and Portfolio Holder for Transport
  • Councillor Ian Bates - Cambridgeshire County Council 
  • Councillor Peter Hiller - Peterborough City Council 
  • Councillor Lewis Herbert - Cambridge City Council 
  • Councillor Chris Seaton - Fenland District Council 


  • Councillor Charles Roberts - (Deputy Mayor), East Cambridgeshire District Council 
  • Councillor Roger Hickford - Cambridgeshire County Council 
  • Councillor John Holdich - Peterborough City Council 
  • Councillor Aiden Van de Weyer - South Cambridgeshire District Council 
  • Councillor David Oliver - Fenland District Council

Mayor James Palmer supports taking key next step for dualling A10 between Ely and Cambridge

22 March 2019
The key next steps to dual the A10 between Ely and Cambridge will be presented to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board next week.The Board will be recommended to carry out a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) study for the dualling scheme.

Another step forward for Soham station as Mayor James Palmer visits for first monitoring works

22 March 2019
Mayor James Palmer donned his hard hat and high-vis jacket on Friday (March 22) at the planned new Soham railway station site to see first-hand another step forward in its delivery.

Mayor James Palmer says transport infrastructure pressure makes clear case for interim Cambridge South station study

8 March 2019
Mayor James Palmer has said growing pressure on existing transport infrastructure around Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) makes a clear and urgent case for a study exploring the feasibility of an earlier interim railway station at Cambridge South. The full station at Cambridge South, which will serve the CBC, is not expected to be built until around 2027, with the Combined Authority one of four funding bodies for the current phase of works led by Network Rail. The Combined Authority Board in March will be asked to decide whether to approve a study into the feasibility of an interim station delivered years ahead of the full station, including how much it would cost.

Mayor James Palmer welcomes news that A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet road upgrade works can begin in 2021

5 March 2019
News that Highways England will begin work on its major A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet road dualling scheme in 2021 and not 2022 has been welcomed by Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer. 

Mayor James Palmer welcomes successful Soham rail station public information events as another big step forward for scheme

27 February 2019
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer said two public information events on plans to build a rail station in Soham was another significant step forward for the scheme. 

Mayor James Palmer welcomes plans to improve journeys on A1, A421 and A428

22 February 2019
Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, has welcomed the unveiling of the propose route for a major new road and junction at Black Cat. 

Mayor James Palmer meets with Rail Minister to make case for eight-car train upgrade on King's Lynn to Cambridge Route

5 February 2019
Mayor James Palmer met with Rail Minister Andrew Jones MP yesterday to urge support for a bid to allow eight-car trains on the line between Cambridge, Ely and King's Lynn to tackle overcrowding at peak times. 

Mayor James Palmer welcomes ‘single route approach’ as significant step forward in accelerating plan to fully dual A47 in Cambridgeshire

1 November 2018
Mayor James Palmer has described the Combined Authority Board’s approval of a comprehensive, single route approach to dualling the whole of the A47 in Cambridgeshire as a significant step forward in the long wait for the road to be upgraded.

‘It’s about delivering for people’: Mayor James Palmer welcomes Ely Southern Bypass opening

1 November 2018
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer has hailed the opening of Ely Southern Bypass, describing it as a significant boost to residents and the economy of East Cambridgeshire and beyond, after years of suffering the effects of delays and congestion on the busy A142 route.

Mayor James Palmer and Greater Cambridge Partnership welcome agreement to deliver first phase of CAM Metro

31 October 2018
The development of the A428 Cambourne to Cambridge transport corridor can now move forward at pace after the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board agreed to a series of findings from a review which will see it transform from an original guided busway scheme into the first phase of a wider Cambridgeshire Metro system.

Village bus service saved

17 October 2018
A village bus service that was due to cease running from November has been saved thanks to a £10,000 grant with the cost shared equally between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Mayor James Palmer steps in to save two vital market town bus services

20 September 2018
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has stepped in to prevent the loss of two 'vital' town centre bus routes serving St Neots. 

Mayor welcomes £4m funding boost to future proof fibre networks

14 March 2018
The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to provide up to £4m Government funding to help to bring full fibre broadband connectivity - capable of gigabit speeds of over 1000Mbps – to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Cambridge autonomous metro moves one step further

31 January 2018
Cambridgeshire is one step closer to having an autonomous metro system now that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have given the go ahead for the next stage of development at today's Board meeting.

Transport Secretary visits Queen Adelaide to discuss proposed works to Ely North junction

11 January 2018
Today (11/01/2017) the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, visited Queen Adelaide to discuss the proposed works to Ely North junction.The busy junction sees five railway lines intersect to connect Norwich and King's Lynn to Cambridge, Cambridge to London and Ipswich to the Midlands.

Multi-million pound transport projects show commitment to UK's new Silicon Valley

7 August 2017
Cambridge’s newest rail station is already helping to speed up journeys for commuters into and out of the city less than two months after opening.

Future transport options for Greater Cambridge to be explored

27 July 2017
An independent review of overground and underground transport options for the Greater Cambridge area has been given the green light by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

Local Transport Plan work given the green light

26 July 2017
Funding to create a new Local Transport Plan for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) has been given the green light today (Wednesday 26th July).

Multi-million pound bid to develop Garden Town plan

22 June 2017
Ambitious plans to regenerate Wisbech with 10,000-12,000 homes over the next 40 years could move forward next week, if a £6.4 million funding bid is approved.