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Mayor hails Cambridge South consultation and urges public to speak out for early delivery

18 December 2019

Network Rail has announced it is launching a public consultation in early 2020 on proposals for a new railway station for Cambridge South.  

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Access all areas: Mayor’s trailblazing summit to bring better mobile phone coverage

16 December 2019

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.  

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Statement: Scrap HS2 and share out the transport billions, says Mayor James Palmer

23 August 2019

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.

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Funding for CAM outline business case agreed by Combined Authority Board

1 August 2019

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.

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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.

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Key study into Cambridgeshire Metro finds ‘compelling case’ to move forward with transformational scheme

19 March 2019

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.

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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.

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Mayor James Palmer’s delight at DfT approval for scheme to allow eight-car trains on crowded King’s Lynn to Cambridge route

15 February 2019

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.

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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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Funding bid to unlock Cambridge Northern Fringe East development moves forward

21 March 2018

Government has today (Wednesday 21st March 2018) announced that a bid for £193m of Housing Infrastructure Funding (HIF) from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has taken an important step forward to co-development stage.

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