The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Transport Committee has today approved £100,000 to progress business cases for the regional arms of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).The CAM regional arms will include routes from St Ives to Alconbury, Cambourne to St Neots, Newmarket Park and Ride to Mildenhall and Granta Park to Haverhill. The CAM will provide a high-quality, fast and reliable transport network that will help connect people and businesses across Greater Cambridgeshire and beyond. Plans for the CAM regional routes will be focused on how the new routes will promote economic growth by linking communities, bringing forward housing projects and creating jobs.Building on work already undertaken on the core city centre tunnelled section of the CAM, the plans will set out how the regional routes will feed into the wider Cambridgeshire and Peterborough public transport network.Mayor James Palmer said:“I’m pleased to see real action being taken to set out our plans for the route of the CAM outside of Cambridge.
Network Rail has announced it is launching a public consultation in early 2020 on proposals for a new railway station for Cambridge South.
Mayor James Palmer recently convened a trailblazing summit bringing Mobile UK and the four Mobile Network Operators (EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone) together with business leaders and local councillors to achieve progress by collaborative action.
Don’t throw good money after bad is a sound principle, and for years alarm bells have been ringing over the moneypit that the HS2 project has become.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board has voted to approve £1.7 million funding to develop the CAM Metro Outline Business Case – the next key phase of the transformational scheme.
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.
A detailed report examining the feasibility of a metro system for Greater Cambridge and the wider region has found a 'compelling case' for the scheme.
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 of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough James Palmer has said Government approval for a scheme to allow eight-car trains to operate on the frequently overcrowded route between King’s Lynn and Cambridge will be a welcome boost to rail users.
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.