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Join forces to support our armed services 365 days a year urges metro Mayor

5 November 2019

 In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, Mayor James Palmer is calling on local businesses to follow his lead, and that of local Cambridgeshire & Peterborough councils, in signing the Armed Forces Covenant – a pledge to ensure veterans, and those still in uniform, are treated with the fairness their service and sacrifice deserves.

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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 hails signs that Soham station is becoming a reality

7 February 2019

With proposals for Soham train station set to be presented to the public this month, a series of clear, budgeted next steps to bring the scheme to delivery have been laid out by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

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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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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 makes case to Business Secretary Greg Clark for backing Cambridgeshire and Peterborough at official launch of key economic report

10 October 2018

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has urged the Government’s Business Secretary Greg Clark to match his ambition for growth in the area, following the official launch of an in-depth report into its economic future.

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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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