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Mayor James Palmer backs scheme to support eight-car trains between Cambridge and King’s Lynn

13 December 2018

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer has vowed to do everything he can to support a bid to allow eight-car trains to run between Cambridge, Ely and King’s Lynn, after Network Rail announced progress with plans to reduce overcrowding on the route at peak periods. The Great Northern service connecting King’s Lynn with London, which includes stops at Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach, Cambridge North and Cambridge stations, is hugely popular with commuters, but current infrastructure limits it to a four-car train between Cambridge and King’s Lynn and so is frequently overcrowded at peak times. Recognising the desire among train users, local representatives and Great Northern to increase capacity, Network Rail has been working on a scheme called the King’s Lynn Service Enhancement Project that will allow eight-car trains to operate between Cambridge and King’s Lynn at peak times.

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Solar power lights up Whittlesea railway station

18 October 2018

A Fenland railway station has improved its carbon footprint and boosted passenger safety after having new solar-powered lights installed.

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Mayor James Palmer backs bold, innovative and ambitious housing strategy to help tackle the housing crisis in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

25 September 2018

Community land trusts, discounted homes capped at £100,000, and taking a more direct role in housing delivery through its own development company are all part of a bold and innovative new housing strategy to be recommended to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board on Wednesday, 26th of September. 

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Success for electric car charging points bill, supported by Mayor James Palmer

28 August 2018

Mayor James Palmer’s support for a bill to give Metro Mayors powers to deliver more public electric car charging points has been successful. 

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Further comments from Mayor on A10 report

8 January 2018

Following the publication of the A10 report, Mayor Palmer said:

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