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‘Capital of the Fens’ back on track? Mayor’s plan for Wisbech rail gets green flag

9 July 2020

In a historic vote, the business case for re-opening the Wisbech rail link was this week approved by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Boost for rail commuters as station car park plans forge ahead

3 July 2020

Plans to create new car parks at Manea and Whittlesea railway stations have moved ahead with the appointment of a specialist contractor to develop the schemes.

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Mayor meets Minister to discuss restoring Wisbech rail link

2 July 2020

Ahead of the next week’s meeting of the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Mayor James Palmer met the rail minister, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, to discuss the case for reconnecting Wisbech to the rail network. 

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Green light for Soham station

29 June 2020

Proposals to build a new station for Soham were confirmed by East Cambridgeshire District Council on Friday 26 June 2020, giving the go-ahead for the new station to be built.

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Mayor welcomes selection of Cambridge South station preferred location

22 June 2020

Network Rail has identified the preferred location of the proposed new railway station for Cambridge South.

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Transforming Wisbech Rail

4 March 2020

On Friday 6th March a report to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Transport Committee will outline the next steps for transforming the Wisbech Rail project which seeks to offer a direct passenger transport service between Wisbech and Cambridge by re opening the line to March for the first time since the service was axed under the Beeching railway closures of 1968.The key aims for the project are to improve access to employment and education for local residents, as well as improving the connectivity to major centres such as Cambridge, Peterborough, London, and Stansted Airport.

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Mayor confirms Cambridgeshire Metro plans will not be affected by East-West Rail

30 January 2020

Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer has today confirmed that plans for a Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro will not be affected by the government announcement that the preferred route for East-West rail is to be Bedford, St Neots and Cambourne.Mayor James Palmer said:“We welcome the announcement of the preferred route for East-West Rail, and look forward to further details as to the specific route that will connect Cambridge and Cambourne with the East Coast Mainline south of St Neots. “To be clear, this will not affect our plans for delivery on the Cambridge Autonomous Metro, and we remain committed to bringing the CAM to Cambourne and on into the centre of St Neots.

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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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Combined Authority seals deal for Network Rail to build Soham station

6 November 2019

A new station to reconnect Soham with the rail network will improve economic growth, jobs and investment in the area, and give Soham people freedom of travel from their doorstep for the first time since the old station was axed in 1965.

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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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