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Mayor James Palmer calls for Combined Authority oversight over new rail franchise contracts amid frustration at Fenland services improvement bid

21 June 2019

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer is calling on Government to allow the Combined Authority to have sign-off rights in the awarding of any new rail franchises covering the area. The Mayor's call comes after being continually frustrated in attempts to bring forward a package of improvement to rail services at Fenland stations.Mayor Palmer is writing to the Government's Rail Minister Andrew Jones MP to set up a meeting including train operator CrossCountry and Network Rail, as part of continuing attempts to secure a breakthrough in delivering better services to Fenland stations at Manea, March and Whittlesey.The Mayor has long been pushing for CrossCountry's Stansted to Birmingham service, which runs trains between Peterborough, Fenland and Cambridge, and on to Stansted, to be expanded to give people in Fenland greater opportunity to access jobs in Cambridge and London via rail.

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