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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. 

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Sixteen affordable homes completed in Littleport

1 February 2019

A development of 16 homes to help local people who struggle to find long term affordable housing has been completed in Littleport. 

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Taskforce announced as part of Combined Authority Strategic Bus Review

1 February 2019

A cross-organisational bus reform group, involving the Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, and the Combined Authority will be formed as part of the Combined Authority Strategic Bus Review, it has been announced.

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Combined Authority reveals plan for the year ahead

31 January 2019

An important milestone has been reached as the 12 key projects that will be the focus of activity throughout 2019/20 at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority were agreed.

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Review highlights opportunity for radical reform to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bus network

23 January 2019

A strategic review into the opportunities to improve the bus network across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has included a recommendation to produce a business case exploring options for radical reform. The Strategic Bus Review report, published today, was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and has been welcomed by Mayor James Palmer as an opportunity to inject strategic leadership and a more integrated approach to the bus network across the area. The review has analysed the current network and presents a series of opportunities for improvements.

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Public information event for Soham station proposals

22 January 2019

Plans for a new station in Soham will be on public display at an information event planned for the end of February.

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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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CPCA supports collaborative approach to deliver new £4m specialist supported living scheme in Chatteris

12 December 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have shown their support for a collaborative approach to deliver new homes for disabled adults in Cambridgeshire.

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Medtech Accelerator injects £430k into pioneering, early stage technologies

7 December 2018

Medtech Accelerator have recently awarded four new early stage pioneering projects amounting to £430,000.

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Combined Authority agrees loan to bring 88 empty homes in Ely back into use

4 December 2018

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board has agreed a repayable commercial loan up to a maximum of £24.4 million to bring 88 empty homes in Ely back into use. The loan will enable the purchase of the Ministry of Defence-owned homes site at Princess of Wales hospital in Ely, where the properties currently sit vacant and are in need of a programme of refurbishment.

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